New homes at Brocklebank

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We need your views on our plan to build new homes at Brocklebank Lodge.

In a few months time, the council will begin to move the existing residents of Brocklebank Lodge to new, purpose-built housing at Grays Court. This means there is an opportunity to build new homes on the site of the old buildings.

We are proposing to build approximately 37 high-quality new homes for the council on the site, together with a new community facility. We expect these homes to be a range of one bed, two bed and three bedroomed homes. They will all be let by the council to local people on the housing list at affordable rents.

We also plan to build 16 supported homes for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our aim is to provide a supported environment for people with this condition, so that they can live independently and be close to their families.

The final part of our plan, is to build an exciting new space for the Becontree community. It would be flexible and modern to suit a range of different needs.

We will keep as many of the existing trees as possible, and we also plan to provide public open space, play areas and better landscaping to improve bio-diversity.

Tell us what you think

Our architects have drawn up some plans and we’re keen to hear your views.

  • Take a look at our presentation which introduces the project
  • Fill in our survey below to tell us what you think
  • Give us your ideas for the community space

If you'd like to take part in a small online and interactive focus group looking at this development, during the week starting 8 March, please email communities@befirst.london. We'll give you a £20 Amazon voucher for taking part.


Interested in other issues at Andrew's Corner?

The Citizens’ Alliance Network has set up the Andrew's Corner Neighbourhood page: a place for residents and the community to share what's going on, what's coming up, and to connect to other people and projects. We'll soon be hosting an online Community Conversation - add your email address to the 'stay informed' box on the page so we can stay in touch and let you know when this will take place.

We need your views on our plan to build new homes at Brocklebank Lodge.

In a few months time, the council will begin to move the existing residents of Brocklebank Lodge to new, purpose-built housing at Grays Court. This means there is an opportunity to build new homes on the site of the old buildings.

We are proposing to build approximately 37 high-quality new homes for the council on the site, together with a new community facility. We expect these homes to be a range of one bed, two bed and three bedroomed homes. They will all be let by the council to local people on the housing list at affordable rents.

We also plan to build 16 supported homes for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our aim is to provide a supported environment for people with this condition, so that they can live independently and be close to their families.

The final part of our plan, is to build an exciting new space for the Becontree community. It would be flexible and modern to suit a range of different needs.

We will keep as many of the existing trees as possible, and we also plan to provide public open space, play areas and better landscaping to improve bio-diversity.

Tell us what you think

Our architects have drawn up some plans and we’re keen to hear your views.

  • Take a look at our presentation which introduces the project
  • Fill in our survey below to tell us what you think
  • Give us your ideas for the community space

If you'd like to take part in a small online and interactive focus group looking at this development, during the week starting 8 March, please email communities@befirst.london. We'll give you a £20 Amazon voucher for taking part.


Interested in other issues at Andrew's Corner?

The Citizens’ Alliance Network has set up the Andrew's Corner Neighbourhood page: a place for residents and the community to share what's going on, what's coming up, and to connect to other people and projects. We'll soon be hosting an online Community Conversation - add your email address to the 'stay informed' box on the page so we can stay in touch and let you know when this will take place.

  • Strip out and demolition works to get underway

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    We have appointed Squibb Demolition to strip out and demolish Brocklebank Lodge.

    In December Squibb will set up their site welfare facilities and start to clear the contents of the building and the fixtures and fittings (we call this soft strip works). They plan to start the demolition of the building towards the end of January 2022, and will issue a newsletter to update you about the works which are expected to be completed by early March 2022.

    Initially, there may be intermittent noisy works associated with these activities during our working hours which are between 8am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. They will ensure noisy works are broken up with two 2-hour quiet hours in accordance with the guidelines issued by the local Environmental Health Officer.

    They will take every reasonable action to protect nearby residents and commercial occupiers from noise, dust, and other environmental effects. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience that we may cause during our work.

    The Site Manager for the contract is Simon Curtis who will be on site daily from 8am to 5pm and can be contacted on 07736 018465 for any information, questions, or general help you may require in relation to the works. If Simon is unavailable, please call Geoff Barlex – Contracts Manager on 07736 018442.

    If at any time any problems occur out of hours you can call our 24-hour Liaison Manager, Paul Blanks on 07973 460 849.

  • Thank you - But we need your help again!

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    We'd like to thank everyone who responded to our initial consultation on this project. We received a number of valuable insights and suggestions.

    We have now asked our architects to move ahead with their designs taking your comments into account.

    Their plans show how the 53 new homes on the site of Brocklebank Lodge, on Becontree Avenue will be laid out, and what they will look like.

    The aim is to replace the old building with 37 affordable homes for local people together with 16 supported homes for disabled people, such as people who have Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

    The new development will also include a community facility built alongside the new homes. The Council will be working with local community groups to establish how a new community space on this site can best fit with the wider community spaces in the area.

    Our architects have made a video to explain the ideas, we hope this this will give you a better idea of how the new development might look and what we plan to do to improve the landscape. We'd like to know what you think of the latest plans, please take part in our survey and give us your thoughts. You can also post your own ideas, or comment on other people's.

    Your feedback will help us yo improve the designs. Please send your comments and complete the survey by Monday 5 April 2021.

  • Consultation gets underway on unique ‘One Borough’ development

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    Residents of the Andrew’s Corner neighbourhood on the Becontree Estate are being invited to give their views about a unique housing and community development at Brocklebank Lodge.

    Leaflets have been distributed to 500 residents asking for comments on the council’s latest proposals for replacing the former old people’s home in Becontree Avenue. The initial plan is for a new development of 53 affordable new homes for local people and a community space. It could also include approximately 15 supported homes for disabled people which could be let to people who have Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

    Marcia Kirlew, Development Manager at Be First, said: “We’re very interested to hear what local people think about our ‘one borough’ development. As well as providing much-needed affordable homes to the area, it could provide supported housing for disabled people and a community space.

    “We are particularly keen to find out how local people would like to use the community space – it could provide spaces to read and learn, for example, or an area to be active and socialise.”

    The consultation runs until 28 February and more details are available at https://yourcall.befirst.london/brocklebank

Page last updated: 21 Dec 2021, 02:33 PM