An Erith Contractors site in East London welcomed an important visitor recently, with the Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville, attending the Pedro Street Boiler House Demolition Project.
Mr Glanville, keen to keep abreast of developments, was joined by Local Councillors to see the progress of the project. He was able to speak with Erith staff and even got to sit in the cab of an Excavator, which he was delighted to have been given the opportunity to do.
The Pedro Street Project has been undertaken on behalf of the London Borough of Hackney, who are working to address the requirement for a range of high-quality, affordable housing, and meet the needs of a changing community.
Hackney London Borough Council is undertaking an ambitious project of regeneration, over a number of estates, focusing on redeveloping redundant sites to provide 3,000 new homes within the next 10 years.
The 11-week project, due for completion by Erith the last week of October 2018, involves the demolition of the former estate boiler house, including a 24m chimney, which has been vacant for over 15 years. The works will allow for re-development of the site and the construction of 26 affordable homes.
Our Contracts Manager, Scott Lardner, had this to say: “We are overjoyed with the way the works are progressing at the Pedro Street Project, and happy to welcome such a high-profile visitor as Mr Glanville, it’s not every day that we have a Mayor visit one of our sites! The future plans for the estate make it imperative that we keep the project on schedule, which we are. I have overseen projects of this nature before, and am ensuring our operatives complete the works safely and efficiently, keeping to the programme we have promised and meeting the October deadline for completion.”