The latest phase of homes at Thames View East – which is split across two sites in Barking – have been handed over to the council’s housing programme, Barking and Dagenham Reside.
The initiative was set up by the council to help people in the borough find affordable housing – and when complete will provide 477 homes, comprising one, two, three and four bedroom homes.
Previous housing at the two sites was dubbed by the council as “out of date and unpopular”, and work to regenerate these sites has been deliverd by the council and the Local Education Partnership – a partnership named TPFL Regeneration.
Council deputy leader, Rocky Gill, was joined by the council’s development partners at the handover of 49 properties on 25 March.
He said: "Barking and Dagenham Reside is one of the most innovative solutions that the council is using to address the unprecedented demand for housing. We have a programme to build high quality homes. 1,200 of these will be completed by March 2016.
“The council is committed to investing in new and high quality homes and to widen the housing choice for residents. This development delivers on that commitment and it also opens up the gateway to Barking Riverside.”
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