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Revealed: Plans for the former jobcentre in Dagenham

PUBLISHED: 07:00 15 February 2019 | UPDATED: 10:17 15 February 2019

The jobcentre was one of 21 across London that were closed last year. Pic: Ken Mears

The jobcentre was one of 21 across London that were closed last year. Pic: Ken Mears

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Dagenham jobcentre has been sold and will be turned into a housing development with a commercial unit on the ground floor.

The housing development will contain 70 new homes. Pic: Telereal TrilliumThe housing development will contain 70 new homes. Pic: Telereal Trillium

The two-storey building in Chequers Lane was one of 21 jobcentres in London closed last year by the Department of Work and Pensions.

Hollybrook Limited revealed yesterday it has bought the building from Telereal Trillium who obtained planning permission for a seven-storey development with a total of 70 studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom flats.

There will also be space for 14 parking spaces and a 1,886 sq ft commercial unit on the ground floor.

The site forms part of the South Dagenham West regeneration area.

Kevin Parsons, development director at Hollybrook, said: “We are delighted to conclude this deal.

“We intend to build out this scheme at the earliest possible opportunity.”

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