Consortium with United House and Durban appointed preferred bidder

A consortium of Galliford Try, United House and Durkan has been appointed preferred developer for the Gallions Quarter housing scheme in east London.

Galliford Try will construct 170 homes in the second phase of the 700-home development as part of the major regeneration of the Royal Docks area for the London Development Agency.

The contract will be worth £23m to Galliford Try, with construction on the second phase set to begin in May 2013.

United House and Durkan will work with Notting Hill on the other two phases.

Galliford Try chief executive Greg Fitzgerald said: “We are delighted to have been selected as part of the Notting Hill joint venture by the LDA for what will be a major regeneration of that part of east London.

“This contract is further proof of the success of our Partnerships model which has seen us successfully enter framework agreements with a growing number of housing associations in the South-east in recent months.”