Canning Town and Custom House


In the Custom House and Canning Town neighbourhood we are restoring and reactivating one of the Borough’s most historic buildings as a new hub for community, culture and enterprise. We are creating affordable entry opportunities into vacant high street spaces to provide opportunities for residents to test new business ideas. We are also providing new access across and along the River Lea to connect neighbourhoods.

The Custom House and Canning Town neighbourhood is one of Newham’s 8 Community Neighbourhoods. Details about the neighbourhood, including a map of the area, some census data and information on the People Powered Places programme in the area can be found in the Custom House and Canning Town Community Neighbourhood booklet (PDF).

There are a number of neighbourhood investment projects taking place in Custom House and Canning Town, delivering neighbourhood assets and making healthy and safe connections. On the following pages you can find details about the projects including descriptions, objectives, timelines and ways to get involved.