Completed projects

East Thames has been developing homes in east London and Essex for three decades. Some of our more recent developments include:

Hammond Court, Waltham Forest 

Waltham Forest Council granted planning permission for East Thames to redevelop Hammond Court, a rundown 70s estate that has been a target for anti-social behaviour and misuse.The approval paved the way for the estate to be transformed in to 43 affordable homes, including large family houses and maisonettes overlooking a secure landscaped courtyard. The scheme is now complete and was officially launched in July 2013.

Grove Farm, Redbridge

Work is now complete on Grove Farm, an exciting new residential development of 112 affordable homes in Chadwell Heath, Redbridge bringing new housing and mental health support to the area. 

The development has provided a range of affordable housing options for east London residents such as Rent to Buy, social rent and affordable rent while the eight supported housing flats will cater for adults with mental health support needs.

Papermill Place, Waltham Forest

Work is now complete on a new development in Blackhorse Lane bringing new homes and regeneration to Waltham Forest. Watermark, the third phase of East Thames’ Papermill Place development is the latest of East Thames’ continued commitment to regenerating the Blackhorse Lane area of Waltham Forest and has seen the replacement of redundant industrial premises with new housing and landscaping. Watermark is made up of 82 mixed tenure units, 59 of which are shared ownership homes, and 23 available for social rent to local residents on the council’s housing waiting list.

The wdier Papermill Place development which includes 323 homes in total is a partnership between East Thames, London & Quadrant Group, Telford Homes and Waltham Forest Council.

Dreywood , Havering 

Completed in June 2013, this award winning new retirement community, located in Havering, Essex is designed specifically for residents aged 55 and over. The scheme is made up of 78 apartments for social rent and 20 for shared ownership and includes onsite personal care and support for those who need it. 

View a video tour of Dreywood Gardens
Find out more at the Dreywood Gardens website.

Kingfisher Court, Havering

Kingfisher Court

The site on Romford`s Crow Lane was previously used for waste storage and transfer. East Thames transformed the site into a vibrant community of 78 one, two and three bedroom family homes.

The development includes 39 socially rented homes and 39 homes with affordable ownership options. Construction has recently finished and new residents will moving in 2012.


Havering Garages Phase (3 phases- 59 homes across several sites)

East Thames is celebrating the completion of three years work transforming disused, derelict garage sites in Havering into 59 family homes. After completing 4 homes as party of a pilot, the first phase delivered 22 homes for social rent.  All 59 homes - let by East Thames to residents on Havering council’s waiting list - have been built to high environmental standards and each has its own garden or balcony. In line with housing needs in the borough, the majority of the new properties are family sized, with around 21 four bedroom homes.

Grand Union Place, Tower Hamlets

Grand Union Place is a canal-side residential development comprising 524 homes of different types and tenures supporting households of different sizes, ages and incomes. The different tenure types have been mixed floor by floor, door by door, so that across the development there is a mix of social rented accommodation, and homes that are fully or part-owned (through part-buy, part rent), with the different tenures indistinguishable. Completed in 2008/09, the homes range from one to six bedrooms, helping to address the shortage of family-sized homes in the area and the problem of overcrowding. The regeneration of the area was recognised at the 2009 Chartered Institute of Housing and Inside Housing UK Housing Awards.

Curwen Apartments, Newham

Reducing anti-social behaviour was a focus when we transformed a 1950s low-rise estate in Plaistow to build the Curwen Apartments. These energy efficient homes balance the need for higher density housing with high quality design. Curwen Apartments was shortlisted for a Housing Design Award and the 100 one to four bedroom apartments were available for local people, first time buyers and key workers. Our partner on this project was Wates Living Space.

Taylor Place, Bow

Located on the edge of the Olympic Park, this development of 158 one and two bedroom apartments was opened at the end of 2008. Located on the site of a former chocolate factory, this mixed residential and commercial development also features studios for local artists, film makers and designers. This was one of the first developments to offer residents the chance to ‘Rent Now, Buy Later’.