Bouygues UK has landed the first construction contract for a regeneration project in Barking being jointly delivered by East Thames and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
The authorities are renewing the eastern end of the Gascoigne Estate in Barking, with shared responsibility for funding, design, construction and maintenance.
Bouygues UK has been appointed under a £41.5m deal to deliver the first 190 homes as part of Phase One of the project, as well as the construction of an energy centre.
The overall Gascoigne East Masterplan will create 1,575 new homes, a secondary and primary school, green spaces and community centre over the next nine years.
East Thames Director of Development, Trevor Burns, said: “Bouygues UK has a wealth of experience in delivering large scale regeneration projects and we’re confident that they will support us to deliver a very high quality product for Gascoigne East.”
Bouygues UK Managing Director for Housing London, John Campion, said: “We have a strong presence in Barking and Dagenham through our existing relationship with the council, which has also seen us working on the mixed-use scheme on London Road and the Creative Ice House Quarter development at Abbey Road.
“We’re very happy to be working with East Thames and LBBD as part of the overall masterplan to regenerate Gascoigne Estate, as well as increasing our contribution to the wider regeneration of the borough as a whole.”