Londonewcastle and United House have been selected as the preferred bidders to refurbish the Grade-II listed Balfron Tower in Poplar, East London.
Local housing association Poplar Harca has been seeking a partner to give a new lease of life to the 145 apartments in the late-1960s brutalist block designed by architect Erno Goldfinger for the Greater London Authority.
The surrounding area is to be transformed by Poplar Harca’s regeneration of the Brownfield Estate, Chrisp Street Market and Aberfeldy Village. Balfron Tower is the sister to Goldfinger’s 31-floor Trellick Tower in North Kensington. It featured in Oasis’s Morning Glory video and Danny Boyle’s post-apocalyptic film 28 Days Later.
Deloitte advised Poplar Harca.