East Thames Housing Group awards planning to housing scheme

New Union Wharf

Ten firms are chasing a contract to build a 400-home estate on the Isle of Dogs in east London.

East Thames Housing Group has tendered the Jestico + Whiles-designed job to firms on its contracting framework after awarding the scheme planning approval last week.

The New Union Wharf scheme will replace the existing 1970s 189-home housing estate.

A spokesperson for East Thames Housing Group said it expected to award the contract by April. Work is planned to begin later in the year.

The framework contractors are –

  •     Bramall Construction
  •     Breyer Group PLC
  •     Countryside Properties Ltd
  •     Durkan
  •     Higgins Construction PLC
  •     Hill Partnerships Ltd
  •     Mansell Construction Services Ltd
  •     Mullaley
  •     Wates Construction Ltd
  •     Willmott Dixon Housing

East Thames director of development and property, Geoff Pearce said: “New Union Wharf is the first major estate where residents have chosen between full-scale regeneration or refurbishment to their homes.

“Since the residents made that decision, we’ve worked really closely with them to design the new homes, and I truly believe that their input has made a massive, positive difference to the quality of the scheme.

“The homes will not only provide a better quality of life for the existing residents, but will also offer a great new environment with housing opportunities for the local community.”

Heinz Richardson, director of Jestico + Whiles, said:  “Consultation played an important role in the development of our design.

“Our ambition is to provide the existing community with a better place to live, whilst creating a new and confident visual identity for New Union Wharf.”