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Funding confirmed for Wates to continue Erith regeneration

5 Dec 13 Local housing association Orbit South and its contractor Wates have secured funding for the second phase of a £120m regeneration project in Erith, south London.

The Mayor of London has allocated £6.7m from his affordable homes programme to take the project to the next stage.

Orbit Homes is transforming the former Larner Road estate in Erith in partnership with Wates Living Space and the London Borough of Bexley. They have already begun to replace the seven high-rise blocks with around 550 new homes.

Work on the site started in April this year with the first homes being ready in late 2014. The Erith Park development will be owned and managed by Orbit South. It will include a mix of homes for affordable rent, private market sale and low cost home ownership.

Andy Fancy, south region managing director (new build) at Wates, said: “The news that we are continuing our partnership with Orbit South and Bexley Council by delivering phase two of Erith Park’s regeneration, means that we can build upon the great work already being done through phase one – with family homes, market sale, local business, supply chain and community opportunities front of mind at all times.”

Also on the project team are Broadway Malyan as architect, Turley Associates is the planning consultant and Clarkebond is the structural/civil engineer. In addition, Designbrook is mechanical and electrical consultant, Hunters is the client representatives and Peter Brett Associates is health and safety consultant. Once complete, the homes will be managed by Orbit South.

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