Poplar Library

Old Poplar Library, Bromley- Grade II, 1904 Beaux-Arts style former public library. Following the granting of a long leasehold at a peppercorn rent by the Borough to HOLTOP the former Poplar Library in Tower Hamlets has been brought back into use as a ‘Seedbed Business Centre’, the first part of an overall regeneration programme in the Leaside area. Grant aid was received from ERDF, EH, SRB, HOLT and AHF with the latter also providing a low interest project funding loan. The project was completed in 2002, when the restored building was assigned to Leaside Regeneration Ltd and six new live/work units at the rear sold on long sub-leaseholds to private owners.