The £50m redevelopment starts this month with the full demolition of the estate, which suffers from inefficient design and is in poor condition. This will make way for 290 new homes. Other improvements include landscaping, shops and vehicle and pedestrian links.
The council approved Rydon for the first stage of a two-stage tender process that will culminate in a fixed price being submitted in January 2014. Construction will begin at the end of this year and work will be staged across three phases for completion at the end of 2017.
Rydon Construction managing director Mark Mitchener said: “Local residents have put an enormous amount of effort into the plans so it is particularly pleasing to be able to bring their vision to life, as well as delivering wider employment and training opportunities to the area over the coming years.”
Bacton Low Rise Tenants & Residents Association has led the redevelopment since 2011 and worked with the council to select the architect for the initial designs.