Bringing Wider benefits

Social Value

As part of our proposals, we are exploring the idea of making a social value contribution for the local area that could deliver wider benefits for the existing communities of Spitalfields and Banglatown. The programme could potentially contribute towards addressing local issues such as child poverty, drug and alcohol misuse, and supporting young people.

We have undertaken some initial research that has highlighted potential initiatives such as supporting a local charity to help address household debt in the community, working with local schools to establish breakfast clubs, or supporting pupils with extracurricular education. We know drug and alcohol misuse is a prominent issue in the area so another provisional idea we are thinking about is working with an existing rehabilitation service provider to expand their reach and deliver and improve their services.

We would like find out more about what local needs are, so please let us know your views on how we can develop a social value programme that is appropriately targeted. Please use the form on the Have Your Say page to provide them.

Nearby Altab Ali park
Local residents shopping in Whitechapel market

Our plans will deliver wider benefits such as:

A new multi-use playground for Canon Barnett Primary School.

Brighter streetlights and improve natural surveillance to help reduce current anti-social behaviour and crime.

New CCTV cameras to deter crime.

New and wider pavements on Commercial Street and Whitechapel High Street for easier pedestrian movement.

Plant new trees and deliver other green features to create a more natural environment for pupils, residents and visitors.

Deliver improvements to Gunthorpe Street to create better pedestrian access.

Our investment will make the area better for pupils, residents and visitors.

New retail provision for local residents on the site.

New workers who will spend between £3.6m and £4.8m in the local area.

Contribute £258m to London’s economy each year

£77m – £103m total tax revenues to the Treasury.

£3.3m – £4.9m increase in LBTH paid business rates.