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Tramshed Community Hub

Tramshed Community Hub, London, E2 0LS

Community Hubs

This property is one of five buildings that the council has designated as Community Hubs. The leasehold will be offered only to voluntary sector and other not-for-profit incorporated organisations such as registered social landlords.

Prospective tenants will be asked to submit proposals for operating these premises as community hubs, together with the council’s prospective tenant information form

These proposals will be assessed by the council and will be a key determinant in the decision making process. Full details are provided in the information pack.


The property is located on Digby Street off Roman Road to the north and Globe Road to the south with two transport routes into the city. These are are Cambridge Heath Road (A107) to the east and Bethnal Green Road (A1209).

It is a few minutes away from Bethnal Green Underground Station and the surrounding area is mainly residential and commercial units.


Property comprises a tall single storey brick-built building with pitched roof. The structure incorporates mezzanine offices. Approx. NIA – 268 Sqm (2,885 Sq ft) GIA – 299 Sqm (3,218 Sq ft.).


Ground floor

  • Entrance lobby
  • Stairs
  • Main hall
  • Kitchen
  • Stores
  • Cupboards
  • Disabled toilet
  • Male and female toilets
  • Ramp.

Mezzanine floor

  • Landing
  • Stairs
  • Office
  • Stores and
  • Sitting area.

Tramshed ground floor plan    Tramshed first floor plan


The unit is available to let for five years term.  The lease is to be contracted out of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Part II.

The council is seeking bids to ensure the maximum community benefit is secured. For more information speak to the Voluntary Community Sector Team, call 020 7364 6916.


The rent is £32,396 pa.

The lessee will be eligible for 80 per cent Community Benefit Rent Reduction (CBRR).


The property is being marketed for use as a community centre to Voluntary Community Sector organisations only.


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Business rates 

Applicants to make their own enquiries with Business Rates Section on 020 7364 5010.


The successful party will be responsible for LBTH Legal costs of £700 plus VAT and Surveyor’s costs of £700 inclusive.

Selection criterion for applications 

Successful applicants must satisfy the council's assessment criteria set out separately in the Community Hubs information pack.


Community use only.


Available on request.

Existing use

Tramshed has been closed for public use since March 2020 to comply with Covid-19 regulations. It has been used by the NHS as a vaccination centre.

Prior to closure the main use was for occasional private hire for local residents. The premises were regularly used by local people for Friday prayers.

There are no long term contractual hirings but the council would expect consideration to be given to the use for Friday prayer if local residents requested this.


Interested parties can view the premises by prior arrangement with Facilities Management Team. Please call 020 7364 4084/2546 to arrange an appointment.

Further enquiries / information 

Please contact David Freeman on 020 7364 6916 or Victor Oshinowo on 020 7364 2925.