A 12 year joint venture partnership to breathe new life into the community of Havering.
Our successful partnerships and joint ventures with local authorities have led to some of the most creative, family-safe and beautiful living spaces around, providing homes for all sections of society at every stage of life.
Take the Havering 12 Estates Project, now celebrating its fifth year of partnership, which will ultimately see 12 council estates regenerated to provide up to 5,000 new homes in the borough over 12 years.
It has already delivered the first 197 homes at its mixed-use New Green development in Rainham, and its first residents have moved in. New Green provides a rich mix of homes for a thriving community.
social value to the local area
The right to return is also guaranteed to every resident on the existing estates. The 12 Estates programme includes:
- Total regeneration of Napier House and New Plymouth House (now known as New Green) in Rainham, as part of the Rainham Housing Zone and delivery of the new Beam Park community.
- Redevelopment of Serena, Solar and Sunrise Court (now known as Park Rise) in South Hornchurch as an older person’s village.
- Total regeneration of the Waterloo Estate in Romford, as part of the Romford Housing Zone.
- Total regeneration of the Maygreen Crescent and Park Lane Estate in Hornchurch.
- Total regeneration of the Oldchurch Gardens Estate in Romford.
- Royal Jubilee Court in Gidea Park to be developed as an older person’s village.
- Brunswick Court in Cranham to be demolished and redeveloped as an extra care sheltered housing scheme.
- Addition of two further levels of flats on top of existing flats on Chippenham Road, Farnham Road and Hilldene Avenue in Harold Hill.
- Four sheltered housing scheme sites to be regenerated for general needs housing, some of which may be allocated for people over the age of 50.
As part of this successful partnership, the first development was completed at New Green in Rainham. This included 197 high-quality, council rented and mixed affordable housing properties which local people can be proud to call home.
All residents who were moved off the site to enable the regeneration were guaranteed the right to return to brand new properties. The site includes basement car parking, electrical recharge points and bicycle storage.
Initial “Meet the Developer” events were organised to introduce Wates to the community. These were followed by an extensive series of public planning consultation events which facilitated design, early planning applications and subsequent permission. The project culminated in a Celebration Fun Day for families who have moved in at New Green
Creating social value
In Havering, we have together created 161 jobs for local people, including 21 apprentices; supported over 1,500 students through educational activities and programmes, and generated over £20m worth of business for local companies in the supply chain. In total, the JV has contributed over £37 million in social value to the local area and spent over £75 million with SMEs, making a considerable investment in skills, training and education initiatives. In addition, over £400,000 has been donated to local charities and community causes.
in social value in the local area
people hired or benefitted from training in year one.
PROJECT IMPACT REPORTS
Our brand, sales and marketing team managed and delivered the strategy for the sale of 71 shared-ownership apartments. Working with local agent, Porter Glenny, all homes were sold within 11 months of the launch, with 13 of these sales secured for Key Workers.
The partnership is now moving into its second phase which will eventually provide up to 5,000 new homes in the borough, half of which will be affordable. The next work to be completed will be in Harold Hill, where 600 new homes will be built as part of the regeneration of the Farnham and Hilldene estate.
Everyone we’ve come across from Wates Residential has really put their heart and soul into partnership working. What’s really great is that Wates Residential really wants to be a partner of Havering and learn about the borough.”
Director of Regeneration, London Borough of Havering
Havering Volunteer Centre cannot thank Wates Residential enough for approaching Wates Giving with the request for this generous grant. The funding will make such a difference to so many individuals by giving them the ‘stepping stone’ to a brighter future.”
CEO of Havering Volunteer Centre
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