New Union Wharf Housing Development
Started in 2013, the New Union Wharf estate regeneration will see 189 homes on the 1970s-built estate, replaced with 399 modern homes. Homes will be available to purchase through Shared Ownership and private sale and the first new homes will be delivered by 2018.
Planning approval was granted for the project in November 2012, allowing the construction of a collection of homes, ranging from one bedroom to four bedroom dwellings. Once work is complete on the project, the homes will provide comfortable and modern living for all.
Winter gardens and balconies will be included, providing residents with ways to make the most of their surroundings. Meanwhile, internally the homes will boast a selection of high spec fixtures and fittings, including energy saving features.
East Thames is a traditional housing association established in 1979 with a commitment to make a positive and lasting contribution to the neighbourhoods in which they work. The New Wharf Housing development is another perfect example of the group’s commitment to new residents.
The group provides homes for over 15,000 households, as well as care and support services to over 2,000 vulnerable adults, across East London and Essex. The group has a strong social purpose to provide affordable properties for those on low incomes, giving them a safe and secure home. They also provide services that support people to gain independence, help local people to gain employment and create greater opportunities for younger generations.
East Thames also own and manage 1,400 homes on the Olympic village as part of the Triathlon Homes joint venture, established by East Thames, Southern Housing Group and First Base. Triathlon Homes is committed to creating affordable, high quality homes for local people to ensure a successful Olympics legacy for Stratford and the wider east London community. The group is also proud to have been recognised for the quality and innovation of its housing developments, community initiatives and company culture.
The areas in which East Thames work are changing rapidly, and in many cases the group has made a significant contribution to their regeneration. The key boroughs they work in are Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Essex. They own/manage over 15,000 homes and provide supported living and community based programmes across these boroughs.
East Thames understands that most people want to be able to live independent lives in their own homes for as long as possible. This is why they provide a variety of tailored care services to help people enjoy the comfort of their homes for longer.
Receiving care in the home is an increasingly common alternative to staying in hospital or moving into a care home and depending on your needs, you can receive help and support in areas including personal care, housekeeping, medical care and companionship.
NorDan manufactures high quality timber windows and composite doors from eight factories in Europe, for the UK and European markets. The firm celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, and was founded and is run by the third generation of the Rasmussen family in Norway. NorDan UK Ltd deals with the UK markets.
NorDan’s high performance timber windows can withstand hurricane force of wind and rain in high rise blocks, surviving testing up to 5,000 Pascals! The sustainable timber frames are made from laminated layers of timber which give them added strength and NorDan designs in details which protect them from the severest weather for a lifetime – over 60 years, making them the frequent choice of developers of social housing and of sustainable buildings, where weather proofing is important.
Hill Partnerships development at Union Wharf has NorDan’s high performance timber windows. They are fully reversible top hung, aluminium clad timber windows from the company’s NTech 1.2 range.
In addition, NorDan also supplied the outward opening alu clad timber balcony doors for the development.
Paul Detain, Regional Director NorDan UK Ltd, said:
“We have enjoyed a long relationship working closely with developer Hill on sustainable projects and homes for the future. NorDan timber windows are important for sustainability, having a life expectancy of at least 60 years.”