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Work begins on £39m Becontree Heath regeneration project which will deliver 170 new homes

PUBLISHED: 11:42 12 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:50 12 February 2018

Barking and Dagenham Council leader Darren Rodwell (centre left) at the Becontree Heath construction site. Picture: Paul Riddell

Barking and Dagenham Council leader Darren Rodwell (centre left) at the Becontree Heath construction site. Picture: Paul Riddell

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Work has begun on a £39.8million regeneration project in Dagenham which will deliver 170 new homes.

Work has begun on a £39.8million regeneration project in Dagenham which will deliver 170 new homes, a replacement bus terminus and a pharmacy.

The Becontree Heath project is a joint venture between Barking and Dagenham Council, the council’s regeneration company Be First and construction firm Countryside.

Out of the new homes being built, 83 will be private and the remaining are affordable.

Council leader Darren Rodwell today joined Andy Fancy, managing director at Countryside, for the ground-breaking event at the site.

“There’s no doubt local people will benefit from this scheme, so I am delighted to see the work get underway,” said Cllr Rodwell.

Andy said the company would “work closely with the local community ensuring that they have the access to the right type of homes and amenities.”

The project is scheduled for completion in September 2019.

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