London Mayor Boris Johnson unveiled the UK’s first ever urban Community Land Trust in Mile End to mark the start of our St Clement’s development.
The Mayor met Linden Homes Eastern’s divisional managing director, Tom Nicholson, and managing director Adrian Bohr. They gave Boris a tour of the derelict East End location which will be transformed into a neighbourhood of 252 high quality, bespoke homes.
They will be delivered though a ground-breaking partnership with the East London Community Land Trust, including private and affordable properties.
Boris said: “This innovative housing scheme has the local community at the heart of it and is delivering permanently low cost homes and creating jobs. I hope this is the first of many such schemes that transforms empty sites and helps ease housing demand.
“Parts of this historic building will be restored to its former glory so that the community can continue to enjoy this amazing, well-loved site.
“St Clements is part of a major land release, the size of 290 football pitches, which I’m implementing across the city to turbo boost house building. I’d like to congratulate Linden Homes and the East London Community Land Trust and all the partners involved for working with us on making this dynamic scheme a reality.“
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