Why are we different?
Glenkerry House is a self-run, independent co-operative housing association in Poplar, East London. Members of the association own their flats and share the running of the association – both financially and administratively.
We accept direct applications from prospective residents. Applicants must show that they meet the criteria, including willingness and ability to help run the association, and financial means to obtain a mortgage to buy their property, pay a monthly service charge and the usual household bills.
Situated within a Grade II listed area Glenkerry House and the neighbouring Balfron Tower and Carradale House were designed by the Hungarian architect, Ernő Goldfinger. He is also responsible for similar blocks in West London, the Grade II listed Trellick Tower.
Comprising 75 flats and four maisonettes, Glenkerry House is a thirteen storey building and was completed in 1977/78. It is regarded as a model for co-operative management of buildings of the type, embracing a community feel with social activities. All flats are sold through the co-operative from its own waiting list. The flats are bought and sold at a ‘discounted’ price, making them more affordable than properties on the open market.