An inclusive neighbourhood centred around community and a historic market.

Delivered by
ECF
Location
Canning Town, London
Use
Residential / Affordable / Civic & Community / Leisure / Mixed Use / Public Space / Retail

Keeping the community together

We know that a real community needs amenities. Homes are vital, but a real community thrives with shared spaces and facilities, and a proper focal point with opportunities to get together.

Homes for all

We wanted Rathbone Market to reflect its diverse neighbourhood, meeting the needs of a wide range of residents. It was one of the very first places in London with a true mix of tenures, offering homes for private sale, private rent, shared ownership and affordable rent centred around public spaces for all.

The centre of the community

We worked with the London Borough of Newham to create a new community centre and library right in the heart of Canning Town. It continues to provide a central focus for the community. An important and thriving hub and neighbourhood centre, well-used and loved by local residents young and old.

In the market

Rathbone Market is one of London’s oldest and most famous street markets, so we knew that enabling it to continue trading throughout construction was vital in keeping the community together. We could then ensure its legacy and create a new, rejuvenated and permanent home for its next chapter as a market and events space in East London.

Keeping the community together

We know that a real community needs amenities. Homes are vital, but a real community thrives with shared spaces and facilities, and a proper focal point with opportunities to get together.

Homes for all

We wanted Rathbone Market to reflect its diverse neighbourhood, meeting the needs of a wide range of residents. It was one of the very first places in London with a true mix of tenures, offering homes for private sale, private rent, shared ownership and affordable rent centred around public spaces for all.

The centre of the community

We worked with the London Borough of Newham to create a new community centre and library right in the heart of Canning Town. It continues to provide a central focus for the community. An important and thriving hub and neighbourhood centre, well-used and loved by local residents young and old.

In the market

Rathbone Market is one of London’s oldest and most famous street markets, so we knew that enabling it to continue trading throughout construction was vital in keeping the community together. We could then ensure its legacy and create a new, rejuvenated and permanent home for its next chapter as a market and events space in East London.

We've delivered

650 mixed tenure new homes
New library and community centre
Two public squares
New home for the historic Rathbone Market

In numbers

£million

Value

sq ft

Retail and commercial space

New homes

years

Duration

Partners

Canning Town is being delivered in partnership by ECF and Newham Council. ECF is a long-term, strategic partnership between Muse, Homes England and Legal & General.

Our Partners

Awards

Year
Award

2017

Lumire, Canning Town - Development of the Year (schemes of more than 200 homes)

The Sunday Times British Homes Awards

2014

Lumire, Canning Town - Best Housing Project (Highly Commended)

The Sunday Times British Homes Awards

Location

Rathbone Market, Canning Town

18 Rathbone Road, Canning Town, London, E16 1EH
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