Progress on estate renewal programme

By James Renoux-Wood - Thu 19 September 2013, 2:14 pm

Thames View East, the six-phase residential scheme consisting of 276 affordable homes and 151 family homes, has passed the half way point of construction.

Thames View East

Jerram Falkus Construction and Pollard Thomas Edwards architects have revealed that initial phases of the project at the north and south end of the site are almost complete, with 55 three and four-bedroom houses and 25 flats set to go to market before the end of the year.

A consultation process with residents occurred in advance of the demolition of low rise, medium rise and tower blocks at the site, which has made way for traditional housing.  

The new homes are being designed to reach Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, and the new estate will be adjoined by an eco-park, designed by Plincke Landscape Architects.

The development is the result of a partnership – TPFL Regeneration – between Barking and Dagenham Council and Explore Investments, the investment arm of Laing O’Rourke, which is managing the delivery of the project. Institutional asset developer Long Harbour is funding the work and Barking and Dagenham Reside, the council-owned company will rent and manage the homes.

Councillor Walker, cabinet member for housing at the council, said: "The  progress here at Thames View East is great to see. It only seems like yesterday that we were here for the ground breaking ceremony and looking at a huge expanse of empty ground.

"Within a few months we'll be seeing the first Barking and Dagenham Reside tenants moving into their new homes. We are creating a growing reputation for building new homes in this borough, and these 477 properties are an important part of that."

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