East Thames Housing Group awards planning to housing scheme
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
- Higgins Construction PLC
- Hill Partnerships Ltd
- Mansell Construction Services Ltd
- 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.”