The estate is currently being transformed, replacing outdated 1960’s and 70’s accommodation with new high-quality affordable housing wholly owned by Barking and Dagenham. White has already gained planning permission for over 700 new homes across two phases of the estate’s regeneration, championing their landscape-led approach to designing high-quality, sustainable neighbourhoods.
The early phases of this redevelopment are on site or at detailed design stage. The framework will establish principles that provide a coherent identity for the neighbourhood, set out a network of routes and streets that improve pedestrian and cycle movement, and establish a design for open space and public realm.
White Arkitekter brings extensive experience from Scandinavia to the project, working with large-scale projects which require responsive area strategies and masterplans, and delivering distinctive architecture and public realm projects.
White will be working in collaboration with Civic Engineers, not-for-profit art and architecture practice Public Works, and graphic design studio Europa. Together, the team will take a comprehensive approach to Gascoigne, developing a strategy for creating a coherent place across both east and west areas which is better connected its surroundings.