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About the St. Paul’s Way Transformation Project
St. Paul’s Way is one of the most deprived areas in Tower Hamlets but lies in the midst of Europe’s largest regeneration area, encompassing the Royal Docks, Canning Town, Canary Wharf, Poplar, Stratford City, the Westfield Shopping Centre, and the site of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Along St Paul’s Way, within a few hundred yards of each other, are two housing estates, a secondary school, a GP practice, two primary schools, a retail parade and several community facilities. Yet far from bringing communities together, St Paul’s Way acted as a car-
A series of significant developments were planned along the street, but the thinking was not ‘joined-
With Phase One of the work now completed, Phase Two has now begun. The St Paul’s Way Transformation Project has now been incorporated into a new social enterprise, St Paul’s Way Community Interest Company (CIC), which was founded in March 2012. The Directors of this new company will oversee this next phase of the Transformation Project, deepen working relationships between the stakeholders, and work with local partners and residents to encourage and create a local enterprise culture. The aim is to lift aspiration, and aim for the highest and create a sense of identity in a group of housing estates that previously has faced challenging circumstances. Any profits eventually generated by the St Paul’s Way Transformation Project will be reinvested in local projects with the St Paul’s Way Trust School acting as the “asset lock” body of the CIC. The St Paul’s Way Transformation Project is being supported in this next phase by G4S plc and Catlin plc.