Wates Residential will soon start construction works of phase 2 that will replace 1960s blocks of flats in Barking. This project in east London by ‘Be First’ will be the urban regeneration project that handed over Wates for the redevelopment of the Gascoigne Estate in Barking.
Firstly the demolition of three existing 1960s blocks will take place in the Gascoigne West Phase 2 development. Later, the construction of five new blocks and townhouses will be put into work that will deliver 386 new homes.
Wates is already working on the £62m phase one of the Gascoigne West Estate regeneration, after being appointed in 2019 to deliver 200 new homes. With planning approval granted and enabling works due to start, construction is planned to begin in July 2021.
The completion is planned to be at the start of 2024. As part of a wider environmental strategy, building materials have also been chosen that use less carbon to produce, such as the timber frames for the townhouses. Willmott Dixon is working on the east side of the estate.