Gascoigne Estate Phase 1 is located in Barking where the Business Unit of Housing London previously delivered the Projects of London Road and Abbey Road.
The overall development is part of the Council’s estates renewal programme. The former Gascoigne Estate, renamed ‘Weavers Quarter’ will consist of 1,575 homes, a secondary school, a primary school, shops, gardens and new public square built in 4 Phases.
East Thames and Barking and Dagenham Council jointly shared responsibility for funding, design, construction and maintenance. Some of the funding for this project has been provided by The Mayor of London’s Housing Covenant programme, which provides homes for working Londoners.
Blocks A1, A2, B1, B2, D1 (381 units Shared Ownership and Rented) have been awarded. Block C1 is under negotiation based on a pricing framework and will add a further 40 units taking the total to 421 units. That will complete Phase 1.
The frame is in concrete, designed and developed to the ‘continental framing’ system (frames are self-delivered with BYUK’s staff). There is no basement, buildings are founded on piles with ground beams and pile caps. The car park is set in the centre of the block accessible from the street and covered by a podium landscaped slab. There is an Energy Centre linked to a district heating network in the first phase. This is designed to serve all four phases.
The facades are made of bricks on a rain screen system with post fixed metal balconies.
All dwellings are accessible from outside areas either from direct access at Ground floor or via external corridors or a podium in the upper levels.
Blocks A1, A2, B1, B2, D1 will complete throughout 2018 with C1 finishing in early 2019.
No access to under 16's.
The next Open Doors will take place in 2019.