The Baroness Road Development is a London Borough of Tower Hamlets commissioned development of social housing flats (social rents) on the Baroness Road car park. The building work has planning permission and the construction contract has been awarded to Bouygues (the construction company).
We will continue to post further information of meetings about the development and notices from the developer on this page.
14 October 2020 - Baroness Road Newsletter - October 2020 - Farewell to Bouygues
13 October 2020 - Introducing Orwell House - Photos of the new block.
29 September 2020 - Today the CTRA received a donation of the Bouygues site office furniture. The tables will come useful for community events and the office storage will come in useful for when Tower Hamlets Homes allocates us a community space. We would like to thank Bouygues for their kind and thoughtful donation.
14 September 2020 - We have received notification that the Bouygues site offices will be removed by crane from site on 30 September 2020. Bouygues has requested that residents do not park in parking bays opposite the cabins between the hours of 7am and 4pm to keep traffic flowing and for safety reasons.
30 August 2020 - Bouygues have completed the building of their donated Dorset Estate herb planters - http://www.columbiatra.org.uk/2020/09/01/new-herb-planters/
24 August 2020 - Baroness Road path reopens
1 July 2020 - Baroness Road Newsletter - July 2020
28 May 2020 - Baroness Road June 2020 Newsletter - includes further details of the Baroness Road Path Closure from 1 June 2020
24 April 2020 - Today we received notice that the Baroness Road Development will reopen from 27 April 2020 following it's temporary closure due to COVID-19. We have been advised that this is after a rigorous assessment was undertaken to ensure construction works could continue whilst the current COVID-19 Lockdown is in place. Bouygues have assured us that they will be taking preventative measures, bringing only a ‘Skeleton’ crew on site and will be following all Government advice and guidance accordingly. Work will resume from its normal hours and any weekend work will be kept to an absolute minimum.
We have also received notification that the crane will be dismantled and removed on Sunday 10 May 2020. This will require the road closure and access restriction to the garages by Sivill House. Notices about this closure will be attached to garages from 1 May 2020.
24 March 2020 - Today we received confirmation from LBTH that Bouygues have decided to close the Baroness Road building site with immediate effect due to the Coronavirus outbreak. This means that the path closure will be postponed until a later date which is yet to be determined. We await to be notified of when the site will reopen - Bouygues letter confirming the site closure
10 March 2020 - A resident's meeting was called by the project team to further discuss plans to close the path between Baroness Road and Ravenscroft Park. The CTRA attended and took minutes which can be found here.
12 February 2020 - A residents' meeting was called by the project team to further discuss plans to close the path between Baroness Road and Ravenscroft Park via Arthur Wade House and Robert Owen House. The CTRA attended and took minutes of the meeting which can be found here.
10 February 2020 - Baroness February Newsletter 2020
03 February 2020 - The CTRA has received notice that the Baroness Road site will be working on Saturdays (half day) going forward until the end of the project. Please report any related issues to Evelyn Mills copying the CTRA so that we can monitor issues.
28 January 2020 - The CTRA has received notice from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in conjunction with Bouygues UK construction of a temporary closure of the path access from Baroness Road to Ravenscroft Park by Arthur Wade and Robert Owen House. It is proposed the path will close from April 2020 for approximately ten weeks. The CTRA is seeking a residents' meeting with LBTH and the project team to discuss this and follow up on the meeting of 27 October 2020.
10 January 2020 - Baroness January Newsletter 2020
27 November 2019 - A residents' meeting was called by the project team last night to discuss the development and plans to close the path between Baroness Road and Ravenscroft Park via Arthur Wade House and Robert Owen House. The CTRA attended and took minutes of the meeting which can be found here.
10 October 2019 - August-September 2019 Baroness Road Development Newsletter
17 April 2019 - We received notification that Alison Cormack is leaving Bouygues UK and our resident liaison contact has changed to Lisa Ashworth.
19 March 2019 - We have received a note from Bouygues today to confirm that mains power has now been connected and is up and running for the site offices so the generator will be removed from site. Bouygues asked us to convey their apologies to the residents for the inconvenience of the generator noise and thanks you for your patience and understanding.
28 February 2019 - Today we received notice that a permanent sign for direction has been installed outside the Baroness Road site. This had been requested by residents living in Arthur Wade and Robert Owen blocks.
18 February 2019 - The Bouygues Baroness Road Development is participating in the CITB Open Doors Event on Wednesday 20 March 2019 and today we have received an invitation for residents to book their places to attend. This event provides a unique chance for attendees to see behind the scenes at major ‘live’ construction sites across England, Scotland and Wales. Anyone wishing to attend should book via the Open Doors website.
15 February 2019 - We understand that some local residents have been voicing their concerns to Bouygues about urban foxes living on the site. Bouygues have contacted us to confirm that they take the welfare of foxes seriously and to allay any concerns they are doing their upmost to ensure they will not come to any harm. Bouygues have contacted and are working closing closely with the Mama Cat Trust, who specialize in the welfare of urban foxes to resolve the issue.
31 January 2019 - UPDATE - the crane will now be erected on Friday 1 February at 7am. This is subject to weather conditions.
19 January 2019 - We have today received a notice from Bouygues that a crane will be erected on site on Saturday 26 January 2019 from 7.00am. They state that they will endeavor to keep noise to minimum but anticipate some unavoidable disruption.
9 January 2019 - We have today received a communication from London Borough of Tower Hamlets stating that there will be very early morning works at Baroness Road on the morning of 14 January 2019 at 5.00am. This is so that a lorry can collect machinery on site in coordination with the Metropolitan Police Abnormal Load restrictions. They will do their best to keep noise to a minimum and state that this is unfortunately unavoidable.
7 December 2018 - We have today received notification on a Parking Bay Suspension from Bouygues. Parking bays numbers 60, 61, 62, 63, 64 & 65 on Diss Street/Baroness Road will be suspended Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th December from 7.00am - noon for a site delivery
We have also received notice that the site will be closed for Christmas from Friday 21 December until 2 January 2019.
23 November 2018 - We have today received a Commencement of Work Notice from Bouygues. Ground works will start on Monday 26 November and continue for 2 weeks. They apologise for any inconvenience.
25 October 2018 - A follow-up meeting was held with LBTH, Bouygues and residents. Minutes of the meeting can be found here.
18 October 2018 - As residents started to report issues with the boundaries of the site obstructing access to their properties, CTRA arranged an emergency meeting with LBTH, THH and the building company. Minutes of that meeting can be found here. Following the meeting the minutes were sent to the project team with an accompanying letter.
In October 2018 work started to install the utilities (gas, water, electricity etc) and to mark out the boundaries of the building site.
Bouygues is the building contractor for the Baroness Road development. Any information we receive from them we will post on this page.
Our resident's contact at Bouygues:
Resident Liaison Officer
Mobile: 07917 824038
Evelyn is here to help us and will be based on site three days a week. Contact her with any issues related to the building works. She is available on her mobile after office hours but please keep late calls to emergencies only. If Evelyn is unable to answer your call, please leave a voicemail or send a text and she will respond when she can.