St William is a joint venture between the Berkeley Group and National Grid, we specialise in redeveloping redundant gasworks sites and will unlock some of the most technically complex regeneration sites at the heart of communities across London and the South East.

St William submitted a hybrid planning application to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in autumn 2018 for a residential-led mixed-use development on Leven Road Gasworks, Poplar.

Leven Road Gasworks will be a residential-led mixed-use development that will provide up to 2,800 new private and affordable homes, commercial space, a new 1-hectare riverside park, a riverside walk with access to the River Lea and land for a new secondary school.

The park will offer new green open space for everyone to enjoy, featuring dedicated play areas, extensive tree planting and a range of multifunctional spaces to use for recreation and relaxation.

The development will be constructed over four residential phases, two park phases and a school phase.


St William submitted a planning application to redevelop the former gasworks site in autumn 2018, following extensive consultation with community groups and residents.

The project was granted planning permission by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in October last year and works will soon be beginning on site.

Planning Conditions

The first works to take place will be the remediation of the full site, which will be controlled via a series of planning conditions including the production and approval of a Remediation Construction Management Plan (Condition 15) and a Remediation Strategy (Condition 16).

To view the documents we have submitted under each planning condition, please follow the below links. This list will be updated as further details are submitted to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets:

Alternatively, please click here and enter ‘PA/18/02803’ into the search field.

Full details of the set of the conditions of approval can be viewed here


Phase 1, known as Leven Yards, will deliver 577 new homes and the majority of the commercial space and public amenities. Alongside delivering Phase 1 will be the Park Phase providing local residents with access to a new open space and the River Lea.

Phase 1 will help to provide job opportunities for business owners and those seeking employment with the commercial space delivering places to eat and drink, a foodstore, space for a publicly accessible gym and community space. A new public square will be created which lies in the heart of this part of the new development.

The character of Leven Yards references east London’s industrial heritage and architecture with the use of materials, design of the balconies and the profiles of the roofs and gables.

This is the first phase of the development, anticipated to be built between 2019 and 2024.


The development will deliver a new hectare riverside park. The new park will have:

– A new open space next to the River Lea for everyone to enjoy

– Dedicated children play areas

– A range of spaces for people to use for play and to relax

– Extensive tree planting and landscaped areas

– Direct access to the River Lea

– South west facing, benefitting from sunlight

– A elevated viewing platform


The development will provide public access to the River Lea. The design will focus on the movement of people and wildlife. Ecological enhancements will compliment other initiatives in the wider Lea Valley Park. The riverside walk will provide:

– A series of landscape berms provide a playful and attractive element to the space

– The use of light coloured paving and swathes of grass planting to create a bright and attractive public realm

– Learning opportunities


The Green Link will provide a generous landscaped connection from Leven Road to the new Riverside Park.

Retained sections of the gasholder will create a direct link to the areas industrial heritage, complimented by the materials, form and architectural details of the new buildings.


If you would like to discuss any matter relating to Leven Road Gasworks, please see details below:


Phone: 07817093192

Post: St William Homes LLP, 15b St George Wharf, London SW8 2LE