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Havering Council appoints professional team to support Housing Regeneration Programme

Posted: 8th Mar 2017 | Written by Jolly Choudhury

Published: Friday, 3rd February 2017

A team has been appointed by Havering Council to help regenerate 12 sites across the borough.

A multi-disciplinary team led by Savills has been appointed to support an ambitious Housing Regeneration Programme to build 3,500 new homes in the borough over the next 10 years.

The team will work with the Council to select a Joint Venture development partner to regenerate the 12 sites.  After a competitive tender process, this advisory work will be led by Savills, supported by Tibbalds, PCKO and Gardiner & Theobald.

Deputy Leader of Havering Council and Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Damian White, said: “With a house building scheme of this size, valued at almost £1 billion, it is important that we get the right development partner in place who shares our vision for the future of Havering and will work with us to deliver good quality, affordable homes for local people.

“We will be using this programme to kick-start the regeneration of key parts of our borough and attracting investors to work with us.  We will launch our competition for a development partner in March and expect to appoint by early 2018.

“Having this advisory team, working with us to select a development partner, means we have the right expertise to help us make this key decision.”

Robert Pert, Director in the Savills housing team, said: “Havering has an ambitious house building programme and with two Housing Zones and a new vision for Romford Town Centre, the scene is set for to deliver the new homes and places that will shape the future for this part of London.  We are delighted to have been selected to work with Havering Council on this exciting project.”

More information is available at www.havering.gov.uk/HousingRegeneration