Estate scheme nominated for award

By Natalie Vincent - Tue 20 February 2018, 12:13 pm

Weavers Quarter has been shortlisted for Best Urban Regeneration Project in the First Time Buyer Awards 2018.

Artist's impression of Weaver's Quarter

The award, which will be voted for by the public and announced on 30 April, recognises housing developments within a regeneration scheme which have a positive effect on the local area.

Once complete in 2024, the £300 million multi-phase Weavers Quarter, formerly known as the Gascoigne West estate, will bring 1,575 homes planned as affordable, 690 primary school places and 1,850 secondary school places, a community centre, retail and office space and a public square to Barking town centre.

The ninth annual awards ceremony will be hosted by TV celebrity and A Place In The Sun presenter Jonnie Irwin at London's Wardorf Hilton.

Tony Harker, sales and customer services director for L&Q's east region, said: "This development is leading the regeneration of Barking, transforming the eastern side of the Gascoigne Estate into a sustainable community, and ultimately housing over 5,500 people, alongside two new schools and a community centre."

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