Firms including Aecom and GL Hearn to carry out work on east London regeneration

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A number of consultants have been handed roles on the first phase of Wates’ regeneration scheme in Havering in east London.

Havering and Wates Regeneration – the joint venture between Havering council and Wates Residential – has appointed the consultant team to work on phase one of the project, which will see four sites across the borough regenerated to provide hundreds of homes for local people.

In March, the council announced a £1bn contract and joint venture with Wates Residential, which will see 12 council estates regenerated to provide around 3,000 homes over the next 12 years.

Phase one will include the Waterloo Estate (pictured) and Queen Street in Romford, Serena Solar and Sunrise Courts in Hornchurch, and Napier House and New Plymouth House in Rainham.

Aecom is set to provide mechanical, electrical and plumbing services, while GL Hearn will act as planning consultants. 

Other companies appointed include architects JTP and Conran & Partners and BDP for landscaping.

Peter Brett Associates will manage traffic and transport, while Clarkebond will provide civil and structural engineering expertise.

The firms have been appointed to work throughout the planning process.

Residents in Havering will be encouraged to provide feedback on possible designs for phase one throughout July.

Three architects – Pollard Thomas Edwards, Hawkins Brown and Hunters – have also been appointed to a framework for phases two and three of the scheme, which will include eight sites across Romford, Hornchurch and Gidea Park. They are currently undertaking feasibility exercises.

The project will double the amount of affordable homes on the 12 estates and increase council-rented accommodation by 70%.