Housing association signs up Henry Construction to build homes on Imperial Street site

Imperial 2 Bromley by Bow

The Guinness Partnership has appointed Henry Construction to build 500 apartments in Bromley-by-Bow, east London, as part of a major regeneration scheme in the area.

The housing association is building a total of 900 homes on the Imperial Street site, which it owns, in two phases and half the homes will be affordable.

Planning permission for both sites has been granted.

Work on the first phase, Imperial 2, is expected to start in the summer, while work on the second site, Imperial 1, is likely to kick off next year, once a contractor has been appointed.

Hounslow-based Henry will design and build the first phase of the Assael Architecture-designed scheme, a job worth £115m that will feature around 3,600m² of community, commercial and retail space, as well as its own energy centre.

Infrastructure investment around the scheme will include support for the delivery of two new schools as well as expanding existing ones, the housing association said.

The Guinness Partnership has also raised the number of homes it plans to build across the UK between now and 2023 from 7,500 to up to 10,000.