The contractor companies, Wates Residential and Orbit Residential, celebrated the completion of their Erith Park development on Larner Street in South East London with a community party, using the occasion to also announce the name of their latest scheme on Arthur Street.
The Erith Park development reached its completion following a lengthy, six year period of operations in the London Borough of Bexley, with the project entailing the replacement of seven dated tower blocks with a mixture of 587 houses and mid-rise apartment blocks.
Around 80% of the homes constructed under the project are classed as affordable housing and were constructed after receiving grant funding from the Greater London Authority.
The Director of Regeneration and Partnerships at Orbit, Maggie McCann stated: “The event marked a momentous achievement for both the project team and community. We were able to celebrate the official completion of Erith Park after years of hard work, and also showcase our next venture, Park East.
“Many of the Erith Park team will be bringing their experience to Park East and we are confident we can deliver yet another thriving community and leave a lasting impact in Erith.”
The Managing Director at Wates Residential, Paul Nicholls added: “Our vision for Erith Park was to create delightful contemporary homes in a beautiful new neighbourhood. This event was where it finally all came together and we can confirm that, together, we have created a brilliant new community we can all be proud of.”
During the event Wates ad Orbit announced the name of their new development on Arthur Street, East Park, which will undergo the construction of 280 new homes at a cost of £95M, 80% of which will likewise fall under the status of affordable housing.
The celebration was attended by local councillors and featured the unveiling of a new sculpture outside of the entrance of the Erith Park site.
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