The £40m contract was awarded to Willmott Dixon as the next stage of Gascoigne estate regeneration came into play. This project in Barking, east London will witness the construction of Block J, comprising 124 new flats after permission from Barking & Dagenham Council.
Willmott Dixon and Wates have been working on rebuilding the east side of the 1960s council estate since 2019. Willmott Dixon has the east side and Wates has the west side. Wates built 200 new flats in its £62m first phase and in April this year.
The construction for the £22m C1 block with 52 flats and infrastructure is being done by Willmott Dixon’s team. Willmott Dixon has also been awarded a £3m demolition contract to remove the current infrastructure and prepare the ground for building work on Block J to start in early 2022, as part of this latest phase.