Who are we and what do we do

Local Space is a social landlord with charitable status, dedicated to delivering affordable and quality social housing to people on lower incomes, to help them improve their quality of life.

Local Space owns 1821 homes, mainly in the east end of London. We deliver housing through a ‘purchase and repair’ approach to provide homes for families in need of accommodation. Around 1450 of these properties are managed day-to-day by companies working for Newham. We currently directly manage 370 properties of which 132 are for keyworkers working within the public sector. Local Space is distinctive because the majority of our homes are used by Newham, enabling it to provide temporary accommodation for homeless households. We also work with other partner local authorities in City of London, Hackney and Waltham Forest.

Where it all began

Local Space was created in 2006 through a partnership between the Newham and a group of housing professionals. The gifting of 450 properties from Newham to Local Space enabled us to raise £200 million to buy and improve more than 1000 homes across East London within two years of establishment; the majority of these are in Newham. We are based in Stratford, East London. 

Our Corporate Objectives

  • Homes that people want to live in
  • Services that our customers are happy with
  • Being a successful business
  • Being a well-managed organisation