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Old garages turned into flats at Bow Common, London

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More unused lock-up garages have been turned into flats to hire or lease in Bow Common. 

Another 16 lock-ups have been transformed to 4 flats at Mollis House in Gale Street, by the Limehouse Cut, with tenants and leaseholders now shifting in. 

Another 16 homes created out of old garages in Bow Common


Another 16 houses created out of outdated garages in Bow Common

– Credit: Rehan Jamil

One of the 4 houses has gone to Lisa Bajada, who had been on Tower Hamlets Council’s 19,000-long housing ready listing for 10 years. 

“My housing wants elevated within the final two years as a result of my son is autistic,” she revealed. 

“I’ve now moved from a second-floor flat in a block to a ground-floor dwelling with a backyard at Mollis House.  

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“My son finds it troublesome to socialize, so having our personal backyard means he’s now capable of have outside area the place he can go on a trampoline, which helps his muscle tissue and sensory processing wants.”  

Her son now has his personal bed room and is nearer to his main college.  

“Mollis House ticked all of the bins,” Lisa added. “It’s my dream dwelling.”  

Another 16 homes created out of old garages in Bow Common


Mollis House in Gale Street the place 16 lock-up garages have been turned into 4 backyard flats.

– Credit: Rehan Jamil

The conversions are the third section of a programme began a yr in the past by Poplar Harca housing organisation to utilize lock-ups constructed within the Sixties which were left derelict for years. 

The organisation’s Hidden Homes programme has up to now reworked unused area into 17 new houses. These embody a disused boiler room, a former oil tank room and unused loft area that has been turned into six flats.  

Another seven houses have been created from a redundant NHS clinic and dental observe and an empty retailer.  

Paul Dooley, Poplar Harca’s newly-appointed regeneration director, mentioned: “We have been figuring out potential areas which have the capability to be transformed to offer much-needed residing area in the East End.

“There’s no restrict to what could be achieved.”   

Tenants just lately moved into 10 flats made up of six social leases and 4 shared-ownership properties leased at Agate House, a part of the Stone Studios growth at Hackney Wick between Victoria Park and the Olympic Park. 

Planning permission has additionally been granted by the council for seven flats, 4 social rents and three shared-ownership leases at Poplar’s Plimsoll House in Sturry Street, off East India Dock Road.