Morgan Sindall’s affordable housing unit Lovell has secured contracts from the Greater London Authority to develop a £63.3m mixed-tenure housing scheme at Lymington Fields in the Chadwell Heath area of Dagenham, UK.
Planned to be built on the 12.8ha brownfield site, the scheme will feature 362 homes meant for open market sale, rent and shared ownership houses and apartments.
The site, which was previously occupied by Barking Technical College in the 1980s, is one of the first projects to be unveiled by the London Mayor, Boris Johnson, as part of the plan to allocate public land for development.
Out of the 362 homes, 213 will be for private sale by Lovell, 104 will be used for affordable rent and 45 homes are planned for shared ownership sale, which will be available through housing provider Home Group.
Lovell regional director Peter Taylor said, "The development’s high-quality, well-designed family homes with gardens will include properties both for sale and rent, as well as shared ownership homes for sale, providing an opportunity for local people to get on to the housing ladder."
Pollard Thomas Edwards is serving as architect for the project.
Construction work on the new one, two, three and four-bedroom homes is expected to start at the end of summer 2013 and finish by 2017.
All homes in the development are expected to meet Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.
Sustainable features of the development include the use of photovoltaic solar panels and high-efficiency boilers.
London Deputy Mayor for Housing and Land Richard Blakeway said the development in Lymington Fields will bring new homes and jobs into the community.
"With rising demand for housing in the capital, in particular affordable homes to buy and rent, the Mayor is determined to speed up the release of public land for development, boosting construction and increasing the number of homes being built for hard-working Londoners to support the capital’s economy," Blakeway said.
Image: The Lymington Fields mixed tenure housing scheme will be built on a 12.8ha brownfield site. Photo: Courtesy of Lovell.