The New Carpenters Estate

London's largest regeneration project, collaborating with the community to create a resident-led masterplan in the heart of Stratford, Newham.

'Building a real piece of London' in the heart of Stratford



If you know Newham, you’ll know the Carpenters Estate. It’s a 28-acre estate next to Stratford station and Westfield Stratford City. First built in the 1960s, it’s been the subject of several stalled attempts to redevelop it.

Now, in partnership with Newham Council, Populo is leading the delivery of a programme to transform The Carpenters, to provide many more of the high quality homes the area needs.

In a ballot held in late 2021, residents overwhelmingly backed a ground-breaking masterplan for the future of the Estate. The masterplan was co-produced by Populo and residents, and when complete will deliver:

  • 2,152 modern and sustainable homes, 50% of which will be genuinely affordable
  • Over 10,000 sqm of commercial space including a new building crafts college, cafes, restaurants, shops, workshop spaces and more.
  • Better connected streets, with a clear route to Stratford station and houses and maisonettes at the centre of the development with taller buildings towards the edge.
  • The regeneration is intended to support inclusive growth in Newham by providing hundreds of local jobs and apprenticeships, investment in local businesses through local procurement and new inward investment to the borough throughout its 15-year span.

Like all our work, the homes will be built with high quality materials, designed to last a lifetime. Many of the existing homes on The Carpenters, 44% (314) will be retained, including two of the estate’s iconic towers. These homes will be refurbished to offer more space and the high standards of energy performance that Newham Council requires, as part of its response to the climate emergency.

The new Carpenters Estate supports a 15-minute neighbourhood, with everything to live a good quality life within easy reach, with community, education and commercial facilities.

Foreword by Rokhsana Fiaz, Mayor of Newham

“After decades of waiting and being left behind, residents can finally take comfort that they have a Council which is forging ahead to deliver on the promises I made to deliver much needed homes they can afford.

We are making substantial progress with the Carpenters Estate restoration and regeneration programme, and submitting the outline masterplan is a demonstration of our commitment to transforming the estate into a vibrant community and neighbourhood instead of a ghost town languishing because of historical neglect. With £1billion of investment in the Carpenters Estate, we are showing the scale of my administration’s ambition for our residents.” - Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz 

The Masterplan

Read about the £1bn outline masterplan for The Carpenters Estate – London’s largest estate restoration and regeneration scheme.

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The Delivery Timeline

Follow the journey on how we're delivering the new Carpenters Estate.

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The Carpenters News

Keep up to date with The Carpenters Estate Regeneration. See all the latest news and updates.

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Are you a Student?

Find resources to answer questions you may have about the Carpenters Regeneration and how this relates to Urban Change in the UK.

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Newsletters and Downloads

Residents living on the Estate receive construction updates through their doors. You can also read these online here.

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The Landlord Offer

Read The Landlord Offer that 73% of residents voted YES to, for a brighter and greener future for The Carpenters Estate.

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Community Wealth Building

Find out how we're investing in the residents of The Carpenters Estate and Newham as a whole.

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Meet The Carpenters team

Meet the team who are delivering the new Carpenters Estate.

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Commercial Opportunities

Stratford is one of the best-connected areas of London – a hub to work, study and play, The Carpenters sits at the heart of it. Find out more about the opportunities here.

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