Barking and Dagenham council selects partner for Becontree Heath regeneration project

Beacon Heath

Countryside and Newlon Housing Trust has been selected by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham as preferred bidder for the regeneration of Becontree Heath.

Designed by Stitch Architects the redevelopment will deliver 141 new homes – a mix of private and shared ownership plus affordable rental homes - a pharmacy and a bus station across six parcels of land located next to Central Park.

Cabinet member for regeneration, councillor Cameron Geddes, said: “The selection of Countryside and Newlon Housing Trust as our preferred bidder for the Becontree Heath scheme is an important step towards the regeneration of the estate and the Council’s commitment to ultimately deliver thousands of much needed new homes across the borough.” 

Caroline Pennock, director of business development at Newlon Housing Trust, said: “We are pleased to have been named preferred partner alongside Countryside, who we have worked with extensively, with one recent project being the nearby and highly successful Castle Green Place scheme in Dagenham.

Our plans will deliver new affordable homes for local people looking to take a first step on the property ladder, as well as fostering a sense of community that will make this a place people are proud to call home.”