Bow River Village

Southern Housing Group has been involved in the regeneration of the Bromley-by-Bow area in East London for the last 10 years.

We’ve worked with local landowners, businesses, Tower Hamlets Council, and the London Legacy Development Corporation to bring about substantial change in Bow.

Bow River Village is located close to the A12 and is bounded to the East by the River Lea. Formerly a site of industrial and warehouse buildings, planning permission for a masterplan delivering over 700 homes and 100,000 square feet of commercial space was achieved in 2012.

Our private sale arm, Southern Space, took on Phase 1 of the project to deliver 219 homes and 10,000 square feet of commercial space in 2016. Phase 1 comprised of a mix of tenures including affordable rent, shared ownership, private sale, and private rent homes. The affordable rent homes at Bow River Village were delivered with funding from the Greater London Authority.

Other benefits of the project include improvements to the towpath and neighbouring River Lea, with improved access to the river from the West. We're working with fellow developers Vastint across the river to deliver a new bridge, improving connections to open spaces and transport links for local residents.

Phase 2 of Bow River Village started in early 2017 and will deliver another 112 homes for affordable rent, shared ownership, and open market tenures close to the river. We've also recently acquired two sites to deliver Phase 3 of Bow River Village and will provide a minimum of 400 much-needed quality homes for affordable rent, shared ownership, and private sale.

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Phase 2 currently underway




Higgins (Phase 1 and Phase 2)