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Erith Park shortlisted for National Housing Award

Orbit’s landmark regeneration scheme, Erith Park, has been shortlisted for Best Regeneration Project in the prestigious National Housing Awards. 

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Erith Park is the largest regeneration scheme undertaken by 39,000-home Orbit, the UK’s second largest developing housing association, building over 1,700 new homes a year. 

The former Larner Road ex-council tower block estate, which was blighted by social problems, is being transformed into a new mixed tenure development of 587 homes. The comprehensive redevelopment has created a positive, safe, affordable and family-friendly environment.

Erith Park is being delivered by Orbit, in partnership with Wates Living Space, London Borough of Bexley and the local community. Orbit has invested over £90m along with £28m affordable housing funding from the Greater London Authority (GLA).

Maggie McCann, Orbit’s development director, said: “Being shortlisted for a National Housing Award is a fantastic achievement for Orbit and our partners. 

“Erith Park is a landmark regeneration project which continues to make a real difference to the lives of local people. It is a scheme Orbit is very proud of and I am delighted to see it recognised through this prestigious award.” 

The second and final phase of Erith Park will be completed in 2018.  Reservations for the remaining homes will be taken from autumn 2016.

The winners of the National Housing Awards will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday 8 September at the Lancaster Hotel in London. 

Erith Park has recently won London Regeneration Project of the year at the London Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Awards (RICS).

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