Wates starts £1bn East London housing regen


Wates has started tower block demolition to pave the way for one of London’s biggest housing regeneration projects.

The £1bn regeneration scheme for Havering Council in East London will deliver around 5,200 homes over the next 12 to 15 years.

Demolition and civils specialist Kilnbridge Construction Services is clearing the Napier and New Plymouth House site in Rainham, which is the first of a dozen to be regenerated as part of a joint venture partnership between Havering Council and Wates Residential.

Proposals for the site include 126 affordable homes and a further 71 homes for private sale.

Phase one of the council regenation scheme will also include redevelopment of the Waterloo Estate in Romford and Serena, Solar and Sunrise Courts in Hornchurch.

Demolition of the housing blocks in Hornchurch will be carried out by a local supplier, Downwell Demolition.

Councillor Damian White, Leader of Havering Council, said; “Today marks a new and exciting chapter in the future of Havering and the Council’s commitment to double the amount of council rented accommodation and more than doubling the number of affordable homes for local people, including former residents, who will get the right to return to a brand new home.”

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