Robin Hood to be reborn with new housing plans in London
Construction Enquirer reports that developers Countryside and Swan Housing have been accepted to redevelop the Robin Hood Estate, which was built in the 1970’s and has been described as an “eyesore” by some groups.
Under the plans, the Robin Hood estate will be demolished and replaced by 1,621 new homes. The plans for the area will form as part of the larger £500 million Blackwall Reach regeneration scheme.
This scheme has attracted its fair share of controversy in the past, as there have been campaigns to get the Robin Hood Gardens listed as a historical landmark. This failed and plans went ahead to regenerate the area.
A survey among local residents in 2009 found that over 75% of them wanted the area knocked down and replaced, so there is support for the scheme now.
The planning application for the project is expected to be submitted in the next few months and this project is likely to create new construction jobs for plumbing, electrical and gas contractors in the area, as thousands of new homes will need to be built.
Posted on February 25, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, Electrical News, electrician, electrician courses, electrician jobs, plumbing, plumbing courses, plumbing jobs, Plumbing News, train4tradeskills and tagged Blackwall Reach, construction jobs, construction news, electrical jobs, London, Planning permission, plumbing jobs, Robin Hood, Robin Hood Gardens, Swan Housing, t4ts, train 4 trade skills, train4tradeskills. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.