Demolition has begun on Napier and New Plymouth House, which makes up one of Londons biggest housing regeneration projects.
The Napier and New Plymouth House site in Rainham is the first of 12 to be redeveloped as part of the £1.5 billion joint venture partnership between Havering Council and Wates Residential.
Overall, the project will deliver around 5,200 high quality homes during the next 12 to 15 years, doubling the amount of council rented accommodation and more than doubling the number of affordable homes.
Right to return is also guaranteed to all residents, meaning families that have been relocated from the estates under development will be able to return.
Proposals for the site were submitted to Havering Council’s planning committee in May as part of Phase One of the wider project. They include 126 affordable homes and a further 71 homes for private sale. Phase One also includes the Waterloo Estate in Romford and Serena, Solar and Sunrise Courts in Hornchurch.
To ensure more local business get involved, the joint venture partners held four Meet the Buyer events earlier this year for local suppliers to learn about contract opportunities on the biggest regeneration project in the borough.
A free training course that provided participants with the support and tools to start a business took place in May with more than 80 Havering…