There are over 20,000 applications currently on the housing register in Tower Hamlets. For non-urgent cases the waiting list for a two bedroom property is approximately seven years.
Providing an additional seven floors will add 56 homes to the building. Of these, 18 will be affordable. The majority will be at social rent levels, whilst some will be made available on a part-rent, part-buy basis.
Up to 75 people will be removed from the housing list.