Havering is undergoing several major regeneration and development programmes. The borough actively supports and in many cases spearheads these programmes which are designed to preserve and improve its thriving town centres, business areas and tourist attractions, accommodate an expanding population, while protecting and enhancing the many green areas.
Housing Regeneration Programme
Havering is launching a £1billion contract to build 3,500 homes across 12 development sites. The Council is seeking to form a Joint Venture partnership with a housing developer to deliver this over the next 15 years. It is important that the partner is committed to building high quality homes and to the Council’s vision for the future of Havering. Representatives want to talk to potential partners who can deliver a step change in housing delivery and share our vision for creating great places. An ethos of partnership and commitment to place and people will be essential to the success of this long-term relationship.
Beam Park, Rainham
Design work is underway for a new railway station at Beam Park in Rainham which will connect the area directly to London Fenchurch Street and the South Essex Coast by 2021. The Beam Park site has potential to provide for the building of 4,000 new homes and two primary schools as well as creating numerous employment opportunities. If approved, the development will benefit and promote Rainham’s rich heritage and further strengthen the community.
The London Riverside area extends from East London to Rainham in the south of the borough. It is part of the Thames Gateway redevelopment zone and currently undergoing major regeneration, in part through the Rainham Compass programme. It is expected that by 2025, the development will have created 25,000 jobs and 4-5,000 new homes within Havering. The next few years are likely to see an increase in visitors thanks to the redevelopment of Rainham Hall into a full time National Trust attraction and the expansion of the Rainham Marshes nature reserve.
Crossrail is the region’s newest high frequency, high capacity railway which will connect Essex and East London to the South East, including Heathrow Airport. It will call at Gidea Park, Harold Wood and Romford stations, all of which are set to experience a high level of improvement as part of the Crossrail programme. The Romford Leisure Development is an incredibly exciting project for the borough. It will deliver an eight-lane competition swimming pool, a training pool, fitness suite, ice rink and numerous leisure facilities, right in the heart of Romford Town Centre. It is a key project that will dramatically renew the area’s cultural offering.
In support of this widespread business and population growth, the London Borough of Havering is committed to proving all the necessary services, opening new schools, dedicating time to improve hospitals and ensuring the health and wellbeing of its population.