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Orbit and Wates Residential’s Erith Park development shortlisted for two national awards

We’re delighted to announce that Erith Park has been shortlisted for two awards in this year’s Inside Housing Development Awards.

We’re delighted to announce that Erith Park has been shortlisted for two awards in this year’s Inside Housing Development Awards.

Orbit and Wates Residential’s Erith Park development in south east London was shortlisted in not one but two categories: Best Regeneration and Best Partnership.

The national awards ceremony will showcase the best of the best in housing development and regeneration, recognising the work of landlords, developers and architects across the UK.

Working with development partners Wates Residential and architects Broadway Malyan, Orbit transformed the former Larner Road estate into Erith Park. Over the course of six years, seven tower blocks were replaced with 587 medium-rise homes.

The development has overhauled an area that was almost entirely social housing (less than five per cent Right to Buy sales) into a thriving community where homes are tenure-blind between affordable rent, shared ownership, rent-to-buy and market sale.

Continuing their success, Orbit and Wates Residential are set to embark on another venture at the neighbouring Arthur Street site – recently announced as the Park East development.

Speaking on the news Caroline Field, Head of Regeneration at Orbit, said:

“The whole team are really proud of the transformation of Erith Park and it’s wonderful to have our hard work recognised by industry experts.”

Paul Nicholls, Managing Director for Wates Residential, said:

“Our vision for Erith Park was to create contemporary homes in a beautiful new neighbourhood that everyone can be proud of, so we’re delighted to be recognised by our peers for making this vision a reality. We are now looking forward to continuing to build on the strong partnership we have developed with Orbit on our next partnership at Park East.”

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Wednesday 27 November 2019 in London.