Squeezed London are a diverse group of “squeezed middle” Tower Hamlets residents, who came together to build their own affordable homes, after attending LB Tower Hamlets Self Build Forum, a regular meeting organised by the local authority for people on their self build register.
How we’re helping
Squeezed London have been working with our associate advisers to establish ways of working as a group and put together their business case. We helped to clarify their organisational structure, and introduced them to a Housing Association interested in offering small sites for CLH whilst securing close to market value. We supported the group’s due diligence and offer for the site, although this was ultimately not close enough to what the landowner was seeking.
The group subsequently prepared proposals for the Lark Row site through Tower Hamlets’ affordable self build programme, and were selected as preferred bidder. We are currently supporting them in various aspects of the development process.