Erith Park, Phase One

Wates Residential

5 years

Client

Orbit Group

Phase One

Phase One of this £120m regeneration programme, incorporates the demolition of five 1960’s tower blocks to make way for 343 new low to medium-rise apartments and family homes.

The five-year scheme (across two phases) will completely regenerate the former run-down Larner Road Estate, creating almost 600 new homes for affordable rent, private sale and low cost home ownership.

  • £60m Value
  • 31 Apprentices supported

The usable open space at Erith Park has been increased by 30% through creative design.

Phase two Now in construction

Challenges

Wates Residential acted as developer partner for Orbit Group; investing and taking responsibility for the development’s 20% market sale element, as well as the role of design and build contractor for the affordable housing element.

Challenges included the logistical planning. The team concurrently delivered the demolition of the five existing tower blocks alongside the remediation of the site and the construction of the new homes having to factor the movements and safety of all residents of the 205 properties.

Quite simply, Lawrence and the Wates team have achieved the impossible at Erith Park, and have done so whilst maintaining a continued focus on the importance of people – the people who work here, the people who will live here in the future and our neighbours.

Caroline Field Regeneration Manager, Orbit Group

The outcome

The five-year scheme (across two phases) will completely regenerate the former run-down Larner Road Estate, creating almost 600 new homes for affordable rent, private sale and low cost home ownership.

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