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There were lots of celebrations at Shadwell in Tower Hamlets on Saturday.

A fabulous time was had by all on Saturday at the launch of the Improve project at Shadwell in Tower Hamlets.


Music, refreshments, free massages and much more were on hand to celebrate the delivery of a two-year project which has resulted in a variety of social and environmental benefits including:

  • New outside space which includes welcoming step-free entrances onto the estate
  • Two new play areas which allow children to play safely close to their home while the grownups can sit and socialise with friends and neighbours
  • 27 new trees, including new planting which acts as a buffer between the ground floor windows and the courtyards, as well as a playable mounded lawn in the centre of NEWS courtyard
  • New secure storage sheds, bike stores and bin stores
  • Increasing biodiversity on the estate with biodiverse walls and mosaics roofs on storage sheds and bin stores
  • The upgrade of underground services which future-proofs the estate
  • The installation of eight allotment planters which gives opportunities for residents to grow their own food and meet neighbours

Glamis Place has also been resurfaced and has become a shared surface with planters providing life and colour to the streetscape.

Stephen Howlett, Peabody's Chief Executive, said:

"It's brilliant to see another completed IMPROVE project. The landscaping works have created a wonderful space for our residents to enjoy which will promote ther health and wellbeing by providing opportunities for relaxation, to sit and socialise with neighbours and for children to play.

"It was also interesting to hear about the sustainability measures that have been included to encourage London wildlife on our estates."

You can find out more about the project here