Substantial mixed-use development in Dagenham
Dagenham has long been synonymous with the Ford Motor Company, which at its height in the 1950s employed around 40,000 workers. The Ford Zephyr, Cortina, Anglia and Fiesta all rolled off the production lines in North East London.
A changing world market and adverse economic climate have significantly reduced Ford’s presence, and it’s workforce. Car production ceased in 2002. Now a much smaller operation, producing car engines, areas once occupied by the factory and its environs offer an ideal opportunity for new development – ‘ripe for regeneration’.
DCP has been working with developer Gill Aggregates (Holdings) Ltd and Stephen Davy Peter Smith Architects on proposals for a substantial mixed residential, retail and commercial regeneration/development project on the site of a former Ford Motor Company car park.
Covering 12,000m², the scheme will deliver 4 buildings, ranging from 3 to 9 storeys in height, providing residential and commercial accommodation, an hotel/aparthotel and business units. The infrastructure to support the development includes a new access road, bridge, car and cycle parks, surrounded by landscaped grounds.
Daniel Connal Partnership is very pleased to have been appointed to provide Quantity Surveying and Principal Designer CDM 2015 services on this exciting scheme which promises much for the local economy.
As quantity surveyors on the project we are providing budget cost estimates, cash flow forecasts and assisting with the viability assessment. As Principal Designer we are advising the client of their duties under CDM2015, assisting the in the acquisition of pre-construction information and reviewing the designers’ compliance with their duties.
The planning application has been submitted to the London Borough of Dagenham and Barking and the client is currently awaiting the outcome.