The Britannia project – together with improvements at Shoreditch Park and the transformation of the Colville Estate – represents the biggest public sector investment in the area in a generation.

Once complete, the project will have delivered a state-of-the-art news leisure centre, a brand new 1,100 pupil secondary school, and 81 new council homes for social rent and homes for shared ownership – on and around the site of the original leisure centre.

The Britannia project is being delivered directly by the council through its in-house, not for profit development approach, with some homes sold outright to help pay for it in the absence of sufficient government funding for social housing and community facilities.


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Images of the new Britannia Leisure Centre, school and first-phase housing

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Page updated on: 12 October 2023