Havering partnership shortlisted for a national housing award

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There’s been a joint venture partnership between Havering Council and Wates Residential and it’s up for Collaborators Award at the EG Awards 2019

The project,that will see around 5,200 new high quality homes delivered in Havering over the next 12 to 15 years, includes plans for the Napier and New Plymouth House site in Rainham. This includes 126 affordable homes, with a number earmarked for families, and a further 71 homes for private sale targeted at local buyers.

This is named as the borough’s biggest regeneration project and has been shortlisted for a prestigious housing award at the EG Awards 2019.

Havering Council says that this will more than double the amount of council rented accommodation and double the amount of affordable homes available in the borough. The right to return is also guaranteed to all residents.

It is one of seven projects from across the UK to be shortlisted for the Collaborators Award at this year’s EG Awards, which celebrate individuals and businesses who are at the forefront of innovation and who are making a positive impact on the built environment. The Collaborators Award recognises those who have worked in partnership ‘to create something bigger than the sum of their parts’. The winner will be announced next week at a ceremony on October 22nd.

Councillor Damian White, Leader of Havering Council, said:

“The new high quality homes and places we will build together through this joint venture will create thriving communities where people are proud to live. They will help us deliver a new stage in the history of our towns. Through our partnership, the Council and Wates Residential will be doubling the amount of council rented accommodation and more than double the number of affordable housing.

“Working closely with the team at Wates Residential will help us to achieve an overhaul of the borough’s existing council accommodation. We are excited about the vision we share, the long-term partnership this represents and it is an honour to be shortlisted for the Collaborators Award for this joint venture”.

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