Modular solutions in Dagenham
This month Leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, Cllr Darren Rodwell, Cllrs Sade Bright, Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills and Aspiration and Cameron Geddes, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Social Housing visited our modular site in Dagenham to view a completed apartment, which is just one of 92 new homes we are constructing for the borough.
The properties are pre-fabricated off-site using top quality materials and methods before being delivered to the development in Cook Road, Dagenham.
William Jerram, Managing Director of Jerram Falkus said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Be First to deliver one of Barking and Dagenham’s first modular housing developments and it is making great progress.”
Councillor Darren Rodwell said: “The flat looks great and I am sure it will make a wonderful new home for local homeless families who may have been previously living in hostels, or expensive temporary accommodation, sometimes in or outside the borough. “These new homes are part of a wider programme which will give local homeless families more stability and save us hundreds of thousands of pounds from our budget.”
Once complete, the development will feature 24 one-bedroom flats, 36 two-bedroom flats and 32-three-bedroom homes. The Weighbridge development is part of a wider programme in Barking and Dagenham that will deliver around 127 new homes to house local homeless people and families.
This means the council is offering an additional safety net for homeless families to remain within the borough at the same time as reducing the cost of providing temporary accommodation which is currently £18million a year.