Wates joins £874m London estate regeneration


Wates has been appointed to deliver part of a £874 million regeneration scheme in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. 

The new Gascoigne Estate in London.
Credit: Wates
by Rory ButlerJanuary 18, 2023

The firm was selected to build 334 new homes as part of a major overhaul of the Gascoigne Estate by developer Be First.  

This will be the third project Wates has undertaken for Be First in the area, having recently built 201 homes at Gascoigne West Phase 1. 

Gascoigne East Phase 3B 

  • £142 million 
  • 277 apartments 
  • 46 houses   
  • 11 maisonettes 
  • new garden square   

Offsite production of balconies, bathrooms and utilities cupboards will be employed. 

Social value 

The scheme will see £30 million reinvested locally, including 13 apprenticeships and a minimum of 40 local work placements. 

Construction is due to start in the summer. 

The wider Gascoigne Estate   

Be First is also currently delivering 526 flats on the eastern side of the Gascoigne Estate. 

  • 5,000 sqm Gascoigne Square 
  • Phoenix Park  

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