Be First has appointed Willmott Dixon to deliver a further 382 new homes as part of phase 2 of the regeneration of Gascoigne East
Known as ‘E2’, ‘F1’ and ‘F2’, the combined regeneration of Gascoigne East is worth £135m and will create 382 new homes, including 57% affordable, as well as providing public realm open space.
In the case of ‘E2’, this 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. The £79m development of ‘F1’ and ‘F2’ provides a further 223 homes across five blocks, as well as public realm space and infrastructure for residents.
As part of Phase 2, the company is currently constructing the £22m ‘C1’ block which comprises 52 affordable homes and extensive infrastructure.
A key aspect of the development will be its sustainable and cycle-friendly credentials, with a targeted 40% cut in CO2 emissions.
‘Sustainable places to live in east London’
Iain Ferguson, commercial director at Be First, said: “It’s great to continue working with Willmott Dixon on the next exciting phase of our pioneering redevelopment of the Gascoigne neighbourhood.
“The new Gascoigne will provide quality homes at rates ordinary working people can afford and will be one of the most healthy, sustainable places to live in east London.”
Chris Tredget, managing director for Willmott Dixon in London and East, added: “We are delighted to begin work on the next part of Phase 2 and to continue working alongside Be First to create a fantastic new living environment for hundreds of people on the east side of Gascoigne Estate.”
The regeneration of Gascoigne East 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 sq m Gascoigne Square park.