Councillor lays foundations for Marks Gate regeneration
PUBLISHED: 13:00 19 May 2015 | UPDATED: 07:40 21 May 2015
The laying of a ceremonial brick marked the blessing of 28 new affordable homes in Barking this week.
The symbolic deed was carried out on Monday by housing cabinet member Cllr Saima Ashraf, to celebrate the latest part of the multi-million pound Marks Gate regeneration scheme.
A new community hall, church, café and nursery are under construction on the former St Mark’s church site in Rose Lane, due to be opened in the autumn.
Also present at the topping out ceremony were project partners Jerram Falkus and Thames Partnership for Learning. Cllr Ashraf said the development is an example of the council’s dedication to quality housing.
“This is a site that is part of the wider Marks Gate regeneration,” a council spokesman told the Post.
“It will improve housing conditions in the Marks Gate area and offer family sized homes. The development brings 28 new affordable quality homes to a deprived community on the outskirts of the borough.”
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