The mayor of Tower Hamlets recently unveiled a linear park as part of the £250million regeneration of Aberfeldy in Poplar.

John Biggs cut the ribbon to open the green space that runs through the heart of the Aberfeldy Village scheme.

The launch has been described as an important milestone for the development, which will provide more than 1,100 homes and several community facilities, including a children’s play area.

John said: “It is very good to see the continuing regeneration of the Aberfeldy area and the excellent work being carried out by the partners Poplar HARCA and Prime Place, with the support of Tower Hamlets Council .”

The linear park was designed by architects Levitt Bernstein and forms a green spine through the development.

It is lined by liquidamber trees and provides a number of park benches where residents can relax and socialise.

The park runs through the middle of the development

Prime Place managing director Brian Brady said: “This is another important step forward for Aberfeldy Village.

“As well as delivering high-quality affordable and private homes, we recognise that attractive landscaping is an integral part of creating a thriving new neighbourhood.

“I hope that the linear park will give pleasure to residents and the wider community for many years to come.”

More than 300 homes at Aberfeldy Village are occupied and construction has started on phase two of the development, which will provide 219 apartments.

Poplar HARCA chief executive Steve Stride said: “It’s fantastic to see our regeneration plans for Aberfeldy take shape and to celebrate our progress with our partners involved.

“We’d like to thank our community whose ideas have helped us to develop the park and look forward to them enjoying this new open space.”

The park officially opened to the public on Thursday, April 28.