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We are delighted to announce the installation of a mural on Kerby Street, Chrisp Street, where the demolition of old garages will make way for much-needed affordable housing. Artwork created by pupils from Lansbury Lawrence School has been expertly collated by local artist Paolo Fiorentini to capture the vibrant, long-established community that lives here.


During art lessons the students were asked to depict what they consider to be important in the local Chrisp Street area. Pictures of local landmarks, including Chrisp Street Market Clock Tower, have been coupled with quotes from the children. Many of the children cite how well the buildings have been built, the array of shops it has to offer and how the community is kind and makes them feel safe. 

Paolo Fiorentini, local Chrisp Street artist, brought the vision together with historical archives that illustrate the rich history of the neighbourhood. Committed to creating meaningful work that resonates with residents, Paolo captured significant moments in time for the local community, including a visit from the Royal family.


Forming part of a wider regeneration project in the Chrisp Street area, the redevelopment will see Telford Homes, in partnership with Poplar HARCA, transform the area into a vibrant, mixed-use community space. The new scheme will deliver over 600 new homes; alongside new communal resident areas and commercial space which will feature new shops, an updated market, entertainment and food and drink amenities. All whilst still retaining the character, heritage and soul that is integral to the area. 

Throughout construction, we have worked closely with local traders to ensure they are able to remain open. Footfall was a key consideration during the planning stages, which has been maintained by providing a sufficient number of access points at all times. The local community, who are at the heart of Chrisp Street’s latest evolution, continues to receive updates and support during this time. 


Paolo Fiorentini, local artist, said: “This project was all about giving something back to the community, be providing something that truly belongs to them, and I believe that we have achieved this with the mural. Working closely with local residents to bring to life the rich history of the neighbourhood, it has been such a delight to hear how much Chrisp Street means to so many people. As the area undergoes this exciting redevelopment, I look forward to being a part of this journey and welcome the change.”

Kerri Sellens, Assistant Head, Lansbury Lawrence School, comments: “For many of our school community, their families have lived here for generations, and they hold Chrisp Street very close to their heart. It has been so rewarding to see our children's voices and their art illustrate what a special place this is. Whilst all the children are highly anticipating the new amenities that are currently in the works, this has provided a learning opportunity around the history of the area, especially as the school itself is a listed building.”

Simon Carroll, Places and Services Coordinator, Poplar HARCA, comments: “Telford Homes, in partnership with Poplar HARCA, is delivering an exciting transformation in Chrisp Street. Supporting the continued trade of established local businesses, as well as introducing new retailers, they are building a vibrant future for the community here. The mural is a symbol of this commitment, as well as being evidence that Chrisp Street has, and always will, be about its people.

Jubilee Street Party

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Chrisp Street Market held a truly royal celebration, bringing together local residents and businesses at its Jubilee Street Party on the 2nd June. 

The triumphant celebration supported community cohesion and local businesses, as we continue to put the vibrancy and heritage of the local area at the heart of redevelopment. Over 80 tables throughout the 300 metre length of Chrisp Street Market were filled with local residents enjoying cake and tea, and over 6,000 sandwiches, supplied by local bakeries. Over 35 local businesses also hosted tables and were able to introduce local residents to their offerings. The celebration attracted new visitors and welcomed back familiar friendly faces, resulting in an increase of over 50% in footfall through the market. 

In addition to a range of traditional street party games hosted across the local area, attendees took part in a ‘Chrisp Street Jubilee Trail’, inviting them to follow a royal route that allowed them to get to know the shops and businesses that line the market. Those following the trail voted for the best Jubilee window dressing, giving them the chance to win £100 to spend at that shop. 

Visitors also enjoyed a ‘Chrisp Street Loyalty Card’, launched ahead of the event, with those spending £5 at participating shops in the local area receiving a stamp on their card. Those who successfully filled their card with stamps were also entered into a prize draw, with prizes including vouchers to spend in the area’s shops and stalls. Showing a dedication to building sustainable communities, the loyalty card scheme will continue, creating a long term impact on trading and footfall in the local area.

The local community filled the market with atmosphere, with the market traders staying late into afternoon to reap the benefits of increased footfall. The ‘Throne Zone’ was also a popular spot, used to capture the memories made throughout the day.

Public Exhibition 8/9th June

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Demolition of Kerbey Street Garages

Kerbey Street is the site of the first of the new residential and commercial buildings in the scheme. You will have seen most of the buildings on Cordelia Street have been demolished and now it is the turn of the garages on the Kerbey Street service road to go. Demolition of the garages and the canopy opposite Ricardo Street is due to commence on 21 March. This will necessitate the closure of the pedestrian access from Kerbey Street to Market Way. Although the works are likely to take 2 or 3 weeks the restricted pedestrian access is not expected to last for more than a week and we will endeavour to complete the works quicker. The demolition will necessitate a limited closure of the Kerbey Street service Road.

Once the Ricardo Street entrance reopens the bridge unit that spans Market Way will be demolished. This work will be done in phases. The first phase, which we expect to start on 28 March, will be on the west side of Market Way and is expected to take 3 weeks to complete. The second phase, on the east side, will also take about 3 weeks, this phase will not start until William Hill have moved across the way to their new premises at 25 Market Way. These works will require the access to Market Way from Cordelia Street to be closed. We will arrange directional signage for all closures to ensure that residents and shoppers can access Market Way from other routes. Please note that we will never close more than one entrance at any one time, so Ricardo Street and Cordelia Street entrances will not close at the same time

Colour with Chrisp Street! 

Go on a journey around Chrisp Street with our illustrated colouring in pictures!
We’ve created a series of pictures, to help you explore and celebrate your local high street. Each one is of a local business which is exclusive to Chrisp Street - including: 


Ivy’s Café

Rose London

Medina Bazar

Market Stall and Clock Tower

Eastenders Pie & Mash:

Chrisp Street Delivers Cargo Bike

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download, print and then when you are ready, add your own splash of colour. We’ve got lots of different versions for all colouring abilities!

We’d love to see your finished creations. Share with us by tagging us or sending a DM on Instagram @Chrispstreete14. 


Big week at Chrisp Street with news on Post Office, SPAR and much more!

Contrary to recent misinformation, the Post Office will be staying at Chrisp Street, and will continue to trade from their existing unit until they relocate to a brand new, improved premises within the market.


We are pleased to announce that SPAR are opening a new convenience store at Chrisp Street (next to Boots the chemist) with opening hours of 8am to 10pm - giving local residents more options for their regular food shop. 


Iceland, who have long served the shoppers around Chrisp Street, will continue to trade throughout the construction period, from this ever popular and very busy store. There will also be a new supermarket in Chrisp Street which is expected to open in late 2024, ensuring even greater choice for the Chrisp Street shoppers. We will be able to provide further information as soon as we can.


We can confirm that the last day of trading for the Co-op will be Saturday 29th January, and we will be sad to see them go. Consequently, the car park on Chrisp Street will also be closing on Saturday 29th January.


The car park site is being developed to create up to 13 new retail spaces and 81 new homes for affordable rent that will be managed by Poplar HARCA, creating new affordable places for our residents to live and shop.


On Monday Chrisp Street’s new, eco-friendly, cargo bike delivery service will be launching. Keep an eye on our social channels for more information on the Zedify Chrisp Street Delivers scheme.


Don’t forget to visit our independent shops in Chrisp Street too, such as Medina’s, Market Wines, Paul’s Deli, Lalbagh and Poplar Oriental Grocer, as well as two butchers and a wealth of fruit and veg stalls and shops!

New same-day shopping delivery service launches in Chrisp Street

New same-day shopping delivery service launches in Chrisp Street

Shopping trips to Chrisp Street Market in Poplar are about to get a whole lot easier with the launch of a new eco-friendly delivery service later this month.

The innovative cargo bike delivery service from Zedify will allow customers of Chrisp Street Market and the surrounding area to have their shopping delivered straight to their door.

Zedify is working in partnership with Tower Hamlets Council and local housing provider Poplar HARCA to run a pilot project, named Chrisp Street Delivers. Its aim is to support local businesses and traders so they can continue to serve their customers during the redevelopment of the market. As Zedify’s service prevents the need for van and car trips, it will also improve local air quality and reduce CO2 emissions.

Chrisp Street Delivers will launch on 24 January to help customers with bulky items or larger shopping trips when the Co-op car park closes at the end of the month. Rather than struggling to carry shopping home or hoist it onto the bus, customers can ask their favourite shops and market traders if they’re able deliver their purchases directly to their home. Participating retailers will then book a delivery slot at a time that suits the shopper.

All independent businesses in Chrisp Street Market are currently eligible for 50 free deliveries as part of Zedify’s pilot offer. Those interested can find out more by emailing

Paul Davis owner of Paul’s Deli in Chrisp Street, says: “With the Co-op car park closing soon, we’re delighted to still be able to serve our loyal customers with the help of Zedify. Chrisp Street Market traders are really excited about this new venture, which will also help to make Tower Hamlets more environmentally friendly by supplying shoppers with a ‘green’ delivery service.”

Chrisp Street Delivers is jointly funded by London Borough of Tower Hamlets and the Greater London Authority as part of the Business Low Emission Neighbourhood programme, which aims to improve air quality whilst supporting local businesses.

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “Tower Hamlets is home to so many wonderful markets that serve their local communities, including Chrisp Street Market. As a Council, we are always looking for ways to support our local economy and I’m glad that we’re able to provide this investment in Chrisp Street Delivers which will enable residents and shoppers to access participating market traders and shops with zero emissions cycle deliveries.”

Tomos Jones, regional manager for Zedify London says: “Our zero-emission electric cargo bikes are better for the environment than cars and vans. They also help to cut congestion and create safer streets, all whilst enabling residents to shop local with convenient home deliveries, straight to the doorstep!”

Works for the Chrisp Street regeneration, led by Telford Homes in partnership with Poplar HARCA, began at the end of 2021. Chrisp Street Market will remain open for business throughout the development which will transform the area into a thriving town centre hub, creating over 600 new homes, including 200 affordable homes, and a revitalised Chrisp Street Market.

Keep an eye out for updates on Chrisp Street Delivers in the market, on Zedify’s website and on Chrisp Street’s Twitter page @Chrisp_Street.

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We are bringing a new SPAR convenience store to Chrisp Street!

Telford Homes, in partnership with Poplar HARCA, are delighted to announce the launch of a new convenience store at Chrisp Street Market.

The new store, which will open in February and will be run by SPAR, is located on 12-14 Vesey Path, with opening hours of 8am-10pm - giving local residents even more options for their regular food shop.

The store will be run by locals for locals, and will be stocked with high-quality everyday essentials, providing a vital new service for the local community.

The arrival of the new SPAR convenience store forms part of the wider ongoing transformation of Chrisp Street Market, which is being delivered by Telford Homes in partnership with Poplar HARCA.

Talha Hashmi, SPAR store manager, comments: “We’re delighted to be opening a new SPAR store at the heart of one of east London’s biggest transformation schemes. We look forward to providing an essential convenience store for the local community whilst this transformational redevelopment is underway.”

Alongside the new store, Telford Homes’ plans for Chrisp Street will completely transform the existing Chrisp Street Market into a thriving town centre, creating not only over 600 new homes, but also an array of entertainment, shopping and dining options for residents and shoppers to enjoy.

Once complete, Chrisp Street will be home to over 100 newly refurbished shops and restaurants, a cinema and a revitalised Chrisp Street Market, supporting up to 900 local jobs and hundreds of local associated businesses.

A new, larger supermarket will also open as part of the works, while Iceland will continue to trade during the construction period.

Jerome Geoghegan, Group Land and Planning Director at Telford Homes, commented: “When we set out on delivering our plans for Chrisp Street Market, one of the things we looked at was ensuring that we provided the local community with a range of basic amenities and places to shop, both during as well as after the build. With the launch of a new convenience store, we are at the start of our journey of creating a new thriving town centre, where residents will have a number of options to go about their regular food shop. We are delighted to be working with our new partner, SPAR.”

Our third and final prize draw winner has been announced!


Congratulations to Samiiha who has won our third and final £1000 draw! 


We have also picked 40 winners of £50 vouchers which can be spent at independent retailers on

Chrisp Street in January and February. We will be in touch shortly with lucky Four leaf clover winners! 

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Our second prize winner has been drawn!

Congratulations to our second Christmas draw winner, who has just won £1,000! We've one final draw for next Tuesday 21 December, so enter now to win by clicking on the link here.

Thanks to Councillor Rajib Ahmed for lending a hand!

December 2021 Newsletter

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First Christmas prize draw winner announced!

Congratulations to our first £1000 Christmas Draw winner, Alice! Just spend £5.00 at #ChrispStreet & be in with a chance to win another 1k or 1 of 40 £50 vouchers to spend at local independents.

The next winner will be announced this week!

Community consultation opens!

Come and chat to the project team at Chrisp Street Market about the latest plans. We will be at The Hive (next to Eastenders Pie & Mash) on Sat 11am-2pm; Mon 2-5pm and Tues 4-7pm!

Find our more about our plans by following the link here.

Works kick off at £300m+ regeneration of Chrisp Street

One of east London’s biggest transformation schemes is edging ever closer, as construction works begin at Chrisp Street in Poplar.


The project, which is being delivered by Telford Homes in partnership with Poplar HARCA, will transform the existing Chrisp Street Market into a thriving new town centre, creating over 600 homes - 200 of which will be affordable - alongside a revitalised Chrisp Street Market.


The new market, which will pay homage to the original Chrisp Street Market 1950s design by renowned architect Frederick Gibbard, will bring an array of entertainment, shopping and dining options for residents, shoppers and the local community to enjoy, including a brand-new supermarket, a cinema, restaurants, retail space, pocket parks and community facilities.


The scheme, which is worth over £300m and will be completed by 2027, is a welcome boost to the local economy as the Borough continues its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, bringing around 500 jobs to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. A number of apprenticeship opportunities for local people will also be created during the construction period.


The start of works was marked by the beginning of demolition works at Cordelia Street  , with the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Cllr John Biggs, alongside representatives of Telford Homes, Poplar HARCA, shopkeepers, market traders and local residents in attendance.


Jerome Geoghegan, Land & Planning Director for Telford Homes said:


“We have been eagerly anticipating this moment for some time now, and we’re extremely pleased that we’re finally here. This really is a truly exciting scheme - one that delivers a new destination for east London that we hope the local community in Poplar will be proud of. Alongside a number of much-needed and new affordable homes, we will also be delivering the leisure, entertainment, shopping, dining and community facilities that residents in the local area have been asking for. Alongside this, we are providing vital upgrades to the current market, creating a better working environment for our market traders, while also delivering hundreds of new jobs which will provide a significant boost to the local economy.”


Steve Stride, Chief Executive for Poplar HARCA said:


“The start of the Chrisp Street Market regeneration is incredibly important to Tower Hamlets. The market plays a daily part in community life. With Telford Homes, we are offering support to traders currently working in the market, to continue to trade, during and after regeneration.


We are making sure the development protects our local heritage through the restoration of the market’s historic buildings, including the clock tower. I look forward to the many improvements and new amenities this development will bring to Poplar, none more so than much needed new, affordable homes.”


John Biggs, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said:


“This exciting milestone marks the start of the Chrisp Street regeneration, which will bring investment, new homes, shops and business units, plus community facilities to the area. I’ve very pleased to be here today to celebrate this landmark event.”


The scheme’s first community facility has already opened on the site, following the launch of the brand-new Children and Family Centre in September, which was delivered by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, in partnership with Telford Homes and Poplar HARCA.

Latest news - December 2021

Celebrate Christmas with our festive prize draw!


As the Christmas season fast approaches, we’re spreading some festive cheer by offering shoppers the chance to win one of three £1,000 cash prizes.


The promotion will see shoppers invited to enter a prize draw with every purchase of £5 or more from businesses across the centre between 17th November and 21st December.  Three lucky winners will be selected at random to receive a cash prize of a whopping £1,000 each - the perfect opportunity to splash out on Christmas presents or treat yourself in the new year!


And the Christmas treats don’t stop there! An additional 40 sets of £50 vouchers will also be up for grabs, (draw on 21st December) to spend at any participating independent outlet in Chrisp Street throughout January and February 2022.


To be in with a chance to win, just visit one of the retailers across the centre, spend over £5 and take a picture of your retailer printed receipt or stamped receipt. Scan the QR code displayed in the window of the store or visit and upload your picture of the receipt - then cross your fingers! One prize draw will take place each week throughout December - with winners announced on the 7th, 14th and 21st December,


The project is receiving £5,000 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.  The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.  For more information visit


Good luck!

November 2021 Newsletter

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Latest News - September 2021

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Chrisp Street Welcomes Local Schoolchildren for Architecture Tour

We are delighted to have hosted local students from Lansbury Lawrence Primary School at Chrisp Street this week, as they took a tour to learn more about the area’s rich history. 

Thanks to the Architecture in School’s programme, the students are learning about the role architecture plays in informing the cities that we live in. 

The trip allowed the pupils to learn about and visit the top of the iconic Chrisp Street Clock Tower, built in 1951-52 as part of the Festival of Britain.


The students also heard about the upcoming regeneration of Chrisp Street Market, which will see new shops and homes built, including a cinema, and a new Children and Family centre that recently opened. 

Following the visit, the students will be taking what they’ve learnt and using it to inform their own model cities. 

Architecture in Schools is a creative learning programme for Key Stage Two primary school pupils sponsored by and delivered in partnership with the Canary Wharf Group. 

Each year participants take part in building explorations, looking for clues to understand how buildings are designed and built, learn design skills and consider the ways in which people use space. Building visits are also aimed at inspiring children to design their own places and spaces in response to a set design brief. 

This direct experience leads on to creative workshops in the classroom

The Great Big Green Week Litter Pick

Join us on 25th September as we team up with Friends of the Earth Hackney & Tower Hamlets for a litter pick around Chrisp Street. From 10.30 - 12.30, we'll be joined by SunnyJar EcoHub as part of the on-going Plastic Free Poplar campaign. 


In support of The Great Big Green Week, Friends of the Earth are holding three local events around Hackney and Tower Hamlets on 25th September, details below.

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New Children and Family Centre Opens at Chrisp Street

We are delighted that the London Borough of Tower Hamlets has today opened a brand-new Children and Family Centre at Chrisp Street Market, providing support for local families. 

The opening of the Centre marks the start of construction as part of the wider transformation of Chrisp Street Market, which is being delivered by Telford Homes, in partnership with Poplar HARCA. 

The new Centre was unveiled as part of a street party with local families and children who will be using the new facilities, with Tower Hamlets councillors, including Cllr Asma Begum, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Children, Youth Services, Education and Equalities, and representatives from Telford Homes and Poplar HARCA also in attendance.

The new Children and Family Centre near Kerbey Street, which is being delivered in partnership with Telford Homes and Poplar HARCA, will aim to give every child the best possible start in life, providing high-quality health and wellbeing care to the next generation of children across Tower Hamlets. 

The opening also heralds the launch of Tower Hamlets Council’s new Early Help and Children and Families Service, which runs 11 other centres across the borough, providing support for local children, young people and families. Alongside the new Centre, the scheme will deliver over 600 new homes, 35% of which will be affordable, as well as an upgraded market, retail space and pocket parks.

September 2021 Newsletter

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Works start on your new Chrisp Street! 


On 23rd August hoardings started to be installed around the north side of Chrisp Street. The derelict buildings along Cordelia Street will be secured with hoardings in preparation for the demolition of Aurora and Clarissa Houses, the former Young Prince pub and Poplar Girls & Boys Club. Demolition of these buildings will start in October and is expected to take approximately three months.

Access to Chrisp Street Market will not change. The entrance to Market Way from Cordelia street will remain open throughout the works, except for two potential days whilst the bridge unit in Market Way is
demolished. We hope to do this work out of hours but during this time please look for the directional signage on the hoarding that will guide you into the Market.

New Chrisp Street logo and branding!

Our marketing partners have been busy designing a new logo for Chrisp Street. The new logo is fresh and modern but pays homage to the heritage of Chrisp Street Market. You will see the new logo on the website, the hoardings and relevant literature.

Latest News - Maureen’s Pie and Mash - Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Award

Congratulations to Maureen's Pie and Mash, awarded a Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Award for 2021. Now rated as one of the top 10% of restaurants worldwide, the award recognises restaurants that deliver fantastic experiences for their customers, consistently earning positive traveller reviews and ratings over the past year.


A family run business, Maureen's Pie and Mash is an institution of Chrisp Street. Setting up shop over 60 years ago, Maureen’s serves the classic tradition of Pie and Mash with Liquor, Jellied or Stewed Eels or a Salt Beef Beigel. Maureen's pies are lovingly handmade and prepared fresh every morning, using only the finest cuts of prime beef which are then minced before baking every morning to ensure that every pie is baked to perfection. 


Now also offering delivery, the superior pies can now be enjoyed by people all across the nation. Making sure that everyone can have their fix of delicious pies. 


Located at 6 Market Way London E14 6AH, pop in this weekend for a meal packed full of tradition and flavour.

Latest News - August 2021

The UK’s First ASB Awareness Week at Chrisp Street - working with the local community


Telford Homes were proud to support Tower Hamlets Police and other Agencies in the first UK wide ASB Awareness Week, overseen in Tower Hamlets by Chief Inspector Lucky Singh.


The day started with C.I. Singh briefing the team on the importance of awareness and sending a message that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated by the Council or the Police and that together with other Agencies, we will work to build confidence within the community to report ASB so that it can be dealt with in an appropriate manner.


Councillor Sirajul Islam, Deputy Mayor for Community Safety reassured the team that the Council take ASB very seriously, and wants to see improvements across Tower Hamlets, the Council fully support this exercise and are pleased to see so many local organisations working together for the benefit of Tower Hamlets residents.


Acting Sergeant Adrian Grant-Thompson, the local coordinator, spoke all in attendance on the expected outcome of the planned improvements, to give residents confidence in the initiative but also to get to know the local community to work more closely with them in the future. Acting Sergent Adrian Grant-Thompson then led a team around Chrisp Street along with Amanda Morris, Tower Hamlets Rough Sleeper Coordinator.


With over 20 Officers and staff from other agencies, including St Mungo’s and the Osmani Trust, it was an extremely successful day. Support was offered to rough sleepers in an effort to get them off the streets and on the journey to improve their lives.


The Police Officers spoke to many people to get their experiences of ASB and how it affected their lives. A.S. Adrian Grant-Thompson said afterwards: “I feel it was an extremely worthwhile exercise, we achieved our objectives by reassuring the community and letting them know that we are here and ready to listen. It is extremely encouraging to see joint working with other agencies, there are so many people in Tower Hamlets that really care about the community and want to help make a difference.

We would continue to encourage residents to report ASB issues to the Police, help us to help you, together we can make a positive difference. I would also like to thank you (Simon) and Telford Homes for facilitating us at Chrisp Street Market, it made a real difference to have the support of a local landlord.”

Latest News - June 2021


Read the latest Chrisp Street Newsletter available here for information on government guidelines regarding lockdown and the development plans as we move closer to the start of the Chrisp Street Regeneration. 

Latest News - April 2021

Chrisp Street Market prepares to reopen with raft of new traders


As the nation prepares for an easing of lockdown restrictions, the traders at Chrisp Street Market are busy preparing to welcome customers back to the centre. Lockdown has also seen a raft of new, exciting retailers take residence in the popular market, offering an expanded range of products and services to cater for rising demand from customers to shop local. 


In addition to extra health and safety measures installed across the centre, a number of resident traders have also updated their offering to better serve customers as we emerge from restrictions. Fashion retailer, Rose London, has used the past few months' closure as an opportunity to refurbish the entire store, including a large open sales floor that caters for social distancing. Maureen’s cafe, has added a new canopy area, as well as introducing outdoor eating facilities to allow customers to gather and enjoy its classic East-London pie and mash. 


In addition to upgrades, Chrisp Street Market has welcomed a number of new traders within its lock-up units, expanding the centres’ offering ahead of an easing of lockdown restrictions. Visitors will now be able to purchase a wide collection of products - from fresh fruit and vegetables, to school uniforms, phone accessories and stationery products. There is even a new satellite money exchange at the market - an expansion of the current Money Transfer business. 


Simon Carroll, Engagement Coordinator at Chrisp Street, comments: “All of us at Chrisp Street are looking forward to an easing of lockdown measures - allowing our non-essential stores to open and a gradual return of usual activities. As we enter the ‘new normal’, it’s been inspiring to see the entrepreneurial spirit of many of our traders in adapting their offering to meet changing shopper demands. We are also thrilled to be welcoming a host of new traders to the market - providing a vast range of products to cater for shoppers who increasingly want to shop local. There is no doubt the past year has been challenging, but we have seen a real sense of community spirit emerge from both local shoppers and our traders, and we are excited to welcome in a new era for Chrisp Street.”


Chrisp Street Market is undergoing significant regeneration, which will see the market transformed into a vibrant new mixed use space. Telford Homes, in partnership with Popla HARCA, is set to deliver over 600 new homes in the area, as well as a new market and retail space. The regeneration will consist of a refurbishment of the current shops through the building of a new and large market, making way for new shops and a market canopy. 

Latest News - January 2021

Shoppers on Chrisp Street supported their local businesses in December and participated in the Great Chrisp Street Giveaway, with purchases at retailers across the centre.


Our lucky early bird and star prize winners have won themselves a range of fantastic prizes from vouchers to spend at participating stores to an HD TV and PS5. Congratulations to all our winners, and thank you for supporting Chrisp Street during the festive season. 

​Latest News - December 2020

Chrisp Street market is bringing some much-needed Christmas cheer to the local community, with a stunning festive light display.

The beautiful installation will light up the centre with sparkling bright lights as we enter the busy Christmas period, coinciding with the opening of all Chrisp Street retailers on 3rd December.  Two large Christmas trees with beautiful decorations have also been erected in Market Square and in front of the Ideas Store, alongside a host of festive decorations designed to lift the spirits of shoppers, tenants and the local community after a difficult year.

Festive music will play across the centre throughout the Christmas period – and customers will even be offered the chance to use the sound system to send personal messages to loved ones they cannot be in contact with this Christmas.

The Great Chrisp Street Giveaway

In addition to the lighting display, shoppers at Chrisp Street Market will also have the chance to win over £2,000 worth of great prizes, with every purchase made – as part of the Chrisp Street Great Prize Giveaway. Customers at participating retailers across the centre will be entered into a prize draw with every purchase made between 3rd – 23rd December. With twenty prizes up for grabs, ranging from toys and beauty products, to electronics, it is the perfect chance to snap up a gift for a loved one, or a well-deserved treat for yourself.

To kick things off, an ‘Early Bird’ Prize Draw will be drawn on Thursday 10th December – giving ten lucky early entrants the chance to win a £30 voucher to spend at participating stores across the centre until the end of January. The remaining fantastic prizes and star prize bundle, which is a 43” TV 4K Ultra HD and PS5, will be drawn on Wednesday 23rd December. To be in with a chance to win, shoppers need only collect their printed or stamped receipt from purchases in participating stores, write their name, postcode and telephone number on the back and pop it into the collection box placed outside of the Management Office at 19 Market Square. Full information and Terms & Conditions can be viewed here

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The Chrisp Street Great Prize Giveaway – Terms & Conditions:

o   10 Great prizes to be drawn on Wednesday 23rd December at 10am

o   Winners can collect their prizes up to midday on 24th December or between 4th to 22nd January 2021, from the management office  

o   Shoppers can participate by:

  • Purchasing goods from any participating CSM outlet

  • Collecting their pre- printed or stamped receipt from the store, with your purchases

  • Writing their name, postcode and telephone number on the back of the receipt

  • Posting your receipt into the collection boxes in the centre

  • No limit to the number of receipts that can be entered per shopper

  • Receipts must be for the value of £3 or more

  • Receipts must be dated between 3/12/20 until 23/12/20

  • No purchase necessary if entered by sending a name, address and contact details by Royal Mail post to Prize Draw, The Management Office, 19 Market Square, London E14 0NT to arrive before 10 am on 23rd December 2020. Entries received after 10 am on the 23rd December will not be eligible. On receipt a ticket shall be entered into the draw on your behalf. (only postal applications will be accepted)

Latest News - August 2020

Welcome to the latest edition of the Chrisp Street News which is a little overdue because of the exceptional circumstances that we’ve all been enduring over the last few months.

This newsletter is now going online to enable as many people as possible to access it. However we do understand that not everyone will have access to the internet so if you know someone who would like a hard copy please contact us and we will ensure we make it available.  


Coronavirus – staying safe in Chrisp St


Although most shops and stalls have reopened and are trading once again, we still all need to stay alert and be aware of our surroundings, continuing to social distance and following the Government guidelines.

You will notice new signs around the Centre reminding shoppers to keep the 2m wherever possible, each of the shops have implemented their own regime and so you may find slight differences as you shop in around Chrisp Street. Please respect the measures that retailers have put in place they are doing it to keep us all safe and avoid a second spike of infection. And don’t forget the new guideline to wear a face covering when visiting your favourite shops.

The good news is that footfall in the Centre has increased significantly over the past couple of weeks and it is now over 80% of what it was this time last year. This is significantly better than many other High Streets around the country.

Development Update – the latest news on the regeneration

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The coronavirus has had an impact on every aspect of our lives and the construction industry is no exception. Many building sites were closed and staff either furloughed or moved around to ensure safe working. You won’t be surprised that this has had a knock-on effect to the regeneration plans for Chrisp Street.

While little has changed in the design of the new Chrisp Street, the situation has put the start date back by at least three or four months, realistically work is not expected to start until the middle of next year (2021). 

However even in this climate things have been happening behind the scenes. Although lots of people were furloughed or moved, many also learned the new art of working from home. Meetings and negotiations continued to take place through virtual means like Zoom, Skype or MS Teams and of course the good old-fashioned telephone, albeit mobile!

These meetings have, and continue to be, taking place between all interested parties including TH Council, Poplar HARCA and Telford Homes along with their various legal representatives and consultants. As a result the parties have reached a major milestone in the progression towards a new Chrisp Street that will retain the character and all that is good in the ‘Peoples Market’.

An agreement has been reached that allows the Council to make an order known as a section 203. The s203 allows the variation of access right to properties within the scheme. Most retailers have already agreed to the terms for this and had their leases adjusted to allow for it. 

Practically what it means is that when access to service roads or shops or residential entrances are changed or restricted due to construction those adversely affected may be able to claim compensation rather than having to get an injunction to stop the work which would cause delay to the project.

As part of this agreement Poplar HARCA has transferred its land holding in Chrisp Street to Chrisp Street Developments Ltd. CSDL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telford Homes Ltd. The transfer took place on 7 July making CSDL the new landlord for the commercial element of the Center. The managing agent, Knight Frank, remain in situ and will continue to manage the commercial estate. 


Poplar HARCA will continue to manage the residential properties with residents continuing to report any issues in the same way as they have always done.  

Retail opportunities 

With the scheme being delayed there may be opportunities for enterprising people to explore and test their retail and business ideas. It is likely that there will be some temporary retail space that can be let on a pop-up basis. These spaces would be short term lets with no long-term security of tenure, but will have favourable rental rates.

If you have an idea that you would like to test or want to rent a retail space for a short time please get in touch. We will require a short business plan outlining your ideas and how you propose to finance your project, remembering that we will prioritise retail ideas that do not directly compete with existing businesses within Chrisp Street Market.

Don’t forget though, a market stall is a fantastic way to test new retail ideas. Chrisp Street has a great market that operates six days a week. The market is owned and operated by Tower Hamlets Council, if this is something you’d like to consider you can contact the Markets Department using the contact details below.

Further information

If you have specific questions relating to your circumstances you can contact a member of the team on our contacts page where there is a brief description of each person's role which will help you to get to the right person first time. 

For the latest news about the exciting regeneration activity taking place at Chrisp Street view our newsletter here

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July 2020

August 2020