Work is underway on more homes as part of the regeneration of the Gascoigne estate in Barking.

Construction has started on a new 102-home block on the eastern side of the neighbourhood.

More than 2,000 homes are planned for the overall scheme.

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Barking and Dagenham Council deputy leader Saima Ashraf attended a ground-breaking ceremony and said: "This latest phase of the development at Gascoigne will provide some much-needed rental accommodation.

“This project is part of our wider commitment to build 50,000 new homes by 2037 across the borough.

"We look forward to seeing the development become reality and further increasing our supply of good quality housing in the borough.”

Cllr Ashraf added several apprentices have been hired across the estate's regeneration schemes.

Construction company Willmott Dixon is delivering the latest block and director Steve Kitchen said: "We want to make sure that we leave a positive legacy for the community of Barking and providing apprenticeships, work experience and jobs is one of the ways we can do this.”

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