A more stable future for Carpenters’ residents
Residents on the estate have spent a number of years facing uncertainty about their homes. Plans to regenerate the estate first started in 2003 when a Masterplan was discussed and agreed with the TMO, with decanting of residents commencing the following year, with over half the homes now being empty.
From 2005 to 2010, redevelopment proposals focused on the demolition of the high rise blocks and some central low rise blocks to be replaced with alternative housing. Then came failed discussions with the University College London to develop the estate and Newham Council ceased the procurement of a joint venture partner, as there was limited evidence that residents had been fully engaged with redevelopment proposals. Newham Council is now committed to implementing a programme of consultation and engagement with residents which will inform the Carpenters Estate redevelopment options.