Planning consent for major redevelopment of car plant
London & Quadrant (L&Q) and Countryside Housing have formally received planning consent for its mixed-use Beam Park regeneration scheme on the old Ford Dagenham plant in East London.
When the master plan is complete in 2030, Beam Park will provide over 3,000 new homes, a new railway station framed by a high-quality public square, as well as a medical centre, which not only serves the new residents, but also up to 7,000 people in the surrounding area.
In addition, two schools, retail spaces, a gym, nursery, community facilities, a multi-faith space, and two energy centres will also be delivered.
Approximately 44% of the development has been allocated for publicly accessible green space, including a three-hectare central park in the heart of the development with the River Beam running through it.
The master plan for Beam Park was produced by award-winning architects Patel Taylor.
Andy Rowland, Managing Director for East Region at L&Q, commented: “We welcome this milestone, which brings our plans for Beam Park one step closer to reality. The redevelopment of this site, which will provide 50% affordable housing, will make a substantial contribution towards London’s housing needs.
L&Q’s vision is that everyone has a quality home that they can afford. We look forward to working closely with our partners to create a successful new community with benefits for new and existing residents.”