Dagenham Ford plant developer chosen

An aerial view of the proposed Beam Park site

An aerial view of the proposed Beam Park site - Credit: Archant

A developer has been chosen to create a new neighbourhood on the derelict former Ford plant.

Countryside Properties (UK) Ltd with London and Quadrant Housing Trust (L&Q) will take forward the regeneration of Beam Park in Dagenham, delivering more than 3,000 homes, a new train station on the c2c line and community facilities on the 29 hectre site.

The new train station will be open by 2020, allowing residents to commute to central London in 20 minutes.

And the redevelopment will also include improved routes for pedestrians and cyclists and two energy centres delivering savings for residents.

The leader of Barking and Dagenham council, Cllr Darren Rodwell, said: “This scheme will provide some much needed regeneration and investment to south Dagenham, creating a vibrant and exciting new neighbourhood which will also benefit the existing community and wider area.” The disused site was used for the dress rehearsal of the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.