£76m affordable housing scheme given the green light

A £76million affordable residential scheme for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has been given the green light.
Laing O’Rourke will be the leading contractor for the scheme, which will lead to the development of 477 new affordable residential units in two locations. The new homes will be situated in Barking Town Centre at the prime William Street Quarter site and the Eastern End of the Thames View on the edge of Barking Riverside.
After completion the council will retain responsibility for the day-to-day management of the new affordable housing.
Laing O’ Rourke and Jerram Falkus will be leading contractors with a commitment that a quarter of the on-site construction workforce will be made up of people from the Borough.
A Long Harbour spokesperson said, “It will go a long way to meeting the demands of local people in this part of London. Barking and Dagenham is a fast-evolving borough that is ripe for investment and will benefit from the regeneration of these two sites. This deal is a clear demonstration of the council’s can do attitude.”

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