Council approves Cambridge Road scheme

Thu 14 January 2016, 5:21 pm

Swan Housing Group has received planning permission to deliver 274 homes in four interlinked residential towers of up to 26 storeys.

The project on Cambridge Road is part of the wider regeneration of Barking town centre on a site which has been vacant since 2004. 

It was designed by architects Studio Egret West and will be built by Nu living, Swan’s construction business. The curved buildings will be located within close proximity to Barking station.

Barking and Dagenham’s Development Control Board granted permission for the project, which is now subject to a stage two referral from the mayor of London. 

Located within the Barking housing zone area, funding is expected from the mayor of London’s office for the project. Shared ownership will be available for 49 of the properties, with priority given to residents of Barking and Dagenham.

Geoff Pearce, Swan’s executive director of development and regeneration, said: “This landmark scheme will bring a long vacant site back into use while delivering high quality architecture.  

“We are looking forward to working with our partners to contribute to the exciting regeneration that is happening in Barking and Dagenham."

Swan worked in partnership with planning consultancy Iceni Projects on the plans, which received almost unanimous support at the planning committee and additional support from the Greater London Authority. 

Councillor Cameron Geddes, cabinet member for regeneration, said: "This is one of the cornerstones of our Housing Zone scheme and will help boost the supply of quality homes in the town and will further add to the borough's housing mix.”

 

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