Bromley by Bow Centre
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The Bromley by Bow Centre is a community centre in Bromley-by-Bow, in the East End of London. It was founded by Andrew Mawson in 1984 with the aim of transforming the local community. Over the years, the Centre has grown to encompass a GP surgery, church, nursery, children's centre, community facilities and a cafe. It is the site of the UK's first Healthy Living Centre, and around 2,000 people use the Centre each week.
The Bromley by Bow Centre works in partnership with Poplar HARCA to deliver community regeneration work in its local neighbourhood.
The conversion of the church, the health centre, cafe, enterprise and training barn, and layout of the adjacent Bob's Park were designed by Wyatt MacLaren, architects. The principal entrance to the centre is formed by an archway that formerly stood in Northumberland House, designed by William Kent. The archway was sold on the demolition of the building and stood in the garden of Tudor House, a local house that was purchased for the creation of the park. The archway was moved to its current location in 1998.
On 22 December 2011 the church building suffered major damage in a fire.
- Bromley by Bow Centre
- The CAN Do Culture at the Wayback Machine (archived May 11, 2005), BBC article on the Centre
- Government ministers' praise for Tower Hamlets at the Wayback Machine (archived September 26, 2006), 13 September 2006 article on local authority website about the Centre as a model for action on social exclusion
- Bromley by Bow Community Organisation
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