Bouygues UK has been announced as the contractor to build homes at the Gascoigne Estate in Barking.
The development of the eastern end of the estate is being delivered in a partnership between East Thames and the council. Bouygues UK will deliver the first 190 homes as part of phase one of the project – a contract worth £41.5 million.
The overall masterplan for the east of the estate is for 1,575 new homes, a secondary and primary school, green spaces and community centre to be built over the next nine years – part of the council’s Estate’s Renewal Programme.
Commenting on the contract, Bouygues UK managing director for housing in London, John Campion, said: “We have a strong presence in Barking and Dagenham through our existing relationship with the council, which has also seen us working on the mixed-use scheme on London Road and the Creative Ice House Quarter development at Abbey Road.
“We’re very happy to be working with East Thames and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham as part of the overall masterplan to regenerate Gascoigne Estate, as well as increasing our contribution to the wider regeneration of the borough as a whole.”
Designed by architects Levitt Bernstein and Allies & Morrison, the new homes will range from one to four bedrooms, and will be available for rent, shared ownership and private sale. The first new homes are scheduled to become available by 2018.
Director of development at East Thames, Trevor Burns, said: “Bouygues UK has a wealth of experience in delivering large scale regeneration projects and we’re confident that they will support us to deliver a very high quality product for Gascoigne East.”
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