Leading designers selected for Havering Council's £1billon joint venture for 3,000 new homes
PUBLISHED: 10:59 28 June 2018 | UPDATED: 11:58 28 June 2018
New steps have been taken in Havering Council's major estate regeneration project as top designers are selected to begin plans for 3,000 new homes.
Havering and Wates Regeneration LLP - the joint venture between Havering Council and Wates Residential, has appointed the design team to work on Phase One of the project, which will see four sites across the borough regenerated to provide hundreds of new homes.
The companies appointed include BDP for landscaping and architects, JTP, and Conran and Partners.
Three architects, Pollard Thomas Edwards, Hawkins, Brown and Hunters have also been appointed to a framework for Phase Two and Three of the scheme, which will include eight sites across Romford, Hornchurch and Gidea Park.
They are currently undertaking feasibility exercises.
Councillor Damian White, leader of the council said: “We are pleased that our ambitious plans to build more council homes for local people are progressing well as clearly demonstrated by these contracts being let.
“The level of apprenticeships is heartening too and shows how local residents will also benefit in many and varied ways as a result of the investment of our joint venture in the borough.”
Peter Brett Associated will manage traffic and transport, and Clarkebond will provide civil and structural engineering expertise.
In addition, AECOM will provide mechanical, electrical and plumbing services, while GL Hearn will act as planning consultants.
“We are excited to work with this talented group of designers as they will bring a high level of skill and expertise to this project,” said Paul Nicholls, managing director of Wates Residential South.
“We look forward to seeing their designs and working with the council and residents in Havering as we deliver more than 3,000 homes for local people.”
Residents in Havering will be encouraged to provide feedback and suggestions for improvement on possible designs for Phase One of the project in July.