Carpenters Estate refreshed for Spring

Posted 26 April 2024

14 participants took part in the annual Carpenters Spring Clean to help give the Estate a spruce up.

As part of the ongoing efforts to improve the Carpenters Estate for residents, we hosted another ‘Carpenters Spring Clean’ this Thursday 25th April.

Volunteers from Newham Council, Populo Living alongside joined residents to pick up litter and debris around the estate and provide a general tidying up of the green spaces and preparations for our upcoming summer programme. This collaborative approach is one we will continue into the summer months, with further opportunity for resident engagement.

Fatima, one of the participants said: "Together, we made a positive impact by being productive and lending a helping hand. It feels good to contribute to the community in meaningful ways."

Lerato Marema, Community Wealth Building Delivery Manager at Populo Living said: “I extend my gratitude to all who played a part in making the event a success. The community members were truly appreciative of the effort, and I am enthusiastic about planning a subsequent event to further amplify the positive momentum and influence of The Carpenters Spring Clean.”

In Autumn this year, residents will finally witness the commencement of the long-awaited works on the first phase of the Regeneration at James Riley Point. This phase involves the retrofitting of 132 social rent homes and 4 leaseholder flats with new façade upgrades to guarantee high levels of thermal insulation and air tightness. Furthermore, individual air source heat pumps will be installed to provide energy-efficient heating, ventilation, and hot water for these homes. This marks an important milestone in the delivery of one of London's largest estate restoration and regeneration schemes.

Populo has implemented a ‘Meanwhile Use’ strategy to ensure that residents can benefit from development sites across the Estate whilst they await construction. This strategic approach aims to enhance amenity spaces throughout the Estate and facilitate the implementation of the co-designed Masterplan. So far, the Estate has also undergone a visible transformation, including the revitalisation of various play spaces, the installation of brand-new seating, and the introduction of a 40ft community mural on Carpenters Road.

Further Meanwhile developments on the Carpenters are set to commence in the summer, with the appointment of Jan Kattein Architects to refurbish the former Tenant Management Office and Yes Make who are set to transform the green and play spaces on the Estate.

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