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PTEa bags new housing scheme

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + DATA] Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects’ competition-winning scheme for Lymington Fields includes 362 new homes

The mixed-tenure development will include 213 private homes, alongside 104 affordable homes for rent and another 45 available through shared ownership.

Carl Vann, director at PTEa, said: ‘The design approach avoids suburban sprawl in favour of a mixture of tree-lined avenues, terraces, mews streets and courts and a variety of innovative and flexible house types appropriate to the local area and market’.

The scheme also includes a two-form entry primary school, located at the centre of the site, fronting the new central square and forming a community hub within the development.

The site in the Chadwell Heath area of Barking and Dagenham was released by the Mayor of London as part of a drive to unlock development on public sector land.

The scheme is set to start on site at the end of this year, with completion due in 2016.

PTEa Lymington

Project data

Location Lymington Fields, Chadwell Heath, Barking and Dagenham, London
Type of project residential development
Client Lovell Partnerships (RSL Home Group)
Architect Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects
Landscape and planning consultant Outerspace (Landscape), Peter Brett Associates (Planning)
Structural engineer Peter Brett Associates
M&E consultant Peter Brett Associates
Quantity surveyor Lovell Partnerships
Planning supervisor Alto Safety
Main contractor Lovell Partnerships
Start on site date April 2014
Completion date December 2017
Contract duration 3.5 years
Form of contract design and build
Total cost £38 million
Predicted air tightness levels 5m3/hr/m2@50pa
Specific environmental targets CSH Level 4

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