Gascoigne Estate Phase 2
This project is part of the wider regeneration scheme for the Gascoigne East Estate in Barking. Built in the 1960s the existing estate features a number of deteriorating high rise towers and a lack of useable community space. The proposals represent an important opportunity to regenerate the neighbourhood and deliver new apartments, schools and community facilities in a place where people will want to live.
Phase 2 of this project involves the creation of over 580 new homes, commercial space and a community centre for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. The new accommodation is split into five blocks, varying in shape, from 4 to 14 storeys in height. This parcel of the proposed development also includes public green space including a new landscaped square as well as podium level shared gardens.
The use of off-site construction techniques will be maximised, drawing on the vast experience of the design team in delivering projects using this model. The building superstructures will be formed from either precast concrete or CLT crosswall panels. An in-situ reinforced concrete podium structure will be provided below first floor level and single storey part-basements will provide car parking beneath the two larger building.