About the Whitechapel Central project

The mixed-use scheme, known as ‘Whitechapel Central’ or 'The Silk District', will transform the existing self-storage building into an exciting place to live, work and enjoy, creating a positive legacy in the very heart of Whitechapel.

The development will include the delivery of 698 high quality homes of which 35% will be affordable (based on habitable room calculations), thoughtfully designed family homes, 43,620 sq ft of new commercial and employment space with c.1 acre of enhanced public open spaces, including pedestrianised streets and a new central square for the local community to enjoy.

About Mount Anvil

As the team behind The Filaments, Lexicon and The Eagle, Mount Anvil is thrilled to be working in such a dynamic, exciting location in the heart of Whitechapel.

Safety is key at Mount Anvil, and we have been recognised by the British Safety Council as the number 1 company in the UK for health and Safety for four consecutive years (5-star rating; an audit score of 99.93%). We have also been recognised with numerous industry awards including Developer of the Year at the property week RESI awards for three years running; a prestigious Considerate Constructor Gold award at lexicon; and a total of seven Swords of honour and five Globes of honour from the British Safety Council in recognition of our world-class health and Safety culture, and our commitment to managing our environmental impact and championing sustainable development practices. Visit our website for more information.


About L&Q

L&Q is one of the UK’s leading housing associations and developers, managing more than 90,000 homes across London and the South East.

As a charitable housing association, our social purpose is at the core of our work. We believe everyone should have a quality home they can afford but our role goes beyond providing homes and housing services. We are a long-term partner in the neighbourhoods where we work. We hope to build aspiration, opportunity and confidence among residents through our £250m community foundation and our skills academy.

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Project Information

All about the Whitechapel Central project including a timeline, key planning and project documents, reports and community updates.



We will keep you updated as we move forward with our plans, through this website and our regular community newsletters. There will also be opportunities to speak to the project team at our drop-in sessions and other community events. Register to receive the latest news.

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