Be First, the development company owned by Barking and Dagenham Council, has launched a competition to design the next phase of its £300 million regeneration of the Gasgoigne West estate, soon to be renamed Weaver's Quarter.
With the first 421-unit Levitt Bernstein-designed phase due to complete later this year, Be First seeks new designers to deliver a new vision for the original masterplan by Allies and Morrison.
The project is set to deliver around 1,575 homes close to Barking town centre.
Shortlisted teams will receive a £10,000 stipend each to draw up proposals for the designs, which are required to increase housing density for the new phase of development.
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A £25 million grant for Barking and Dagenham Council will help it support new housebuilding over the next four years.
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