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Transforming the east side of the 1960s Gascoigne estate into a modern, environmentally friendly community.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • Part of the transformation of the east side of Gascoigne estate
  • Targeted 40% cut in CO2 emissions from energy produced by the homes
  • Integration of public green space
  • Storage for 1,000 bicycles

Willmott Dixon is bringing its regeneration skills to another part of East London after it was appointed by Be First, Barking and Dagenham Council’s regeneration company, to its delivery framework to transform the east side of the 1960s Gascoigne estate into a modern, environmentally friendly community.

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We have completed the demolition phase on the east side of Gascoigne estate and has now commenced construction of the first section of the regeneration work known as C1, which comprises of 52 homes and extensive infrastructure.

Construction is also beginning on ‘E2’ which will see 159 homes constructed as part of the regeneration of Gascoigne East. The £56m development will connect four blocks, with a courtyard situated between.

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Once completed the £79m development of ‘F1’ and ‘F2’ will provide 223 new homes across five blocks, along with public realm open space and infrastructure providing green social areas for residents.

A key aspect of this development will be its sustainable and cycle-friendly credentials, with a targeted 40 per cent cut in CO2 emissions from energy produced by the homes against what normally would be expected by Building Regulation thanks to an array of rooftop photovoltaic cells and connection to the district heating system. There are also plans for over 1,000 cycle parking spaces.

The redevelopment of Gascoigne estate is part of a wider strategy to create a sense of ‘place’ for the area that includes attractive, tree-lined public spaces and the 5,000 square metre Gascoigne Square park filled with public art and striking designs in a mixture of traditional and modern styles.

Willmott Dixon has been working in partnership with Barking and Dagenham College to secure our future pipeline of talent and is committed to employing local people and providing opportunities for those wanting to work within construction. As well as working with the Department for Work and Pensions to hold virtual mentoring circles within the local borough, helping unemployed residents learn about personal branding, interview skills and CV guidance and advice.

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