Construction and improvement works

294 new council homes at council rents will be built on Broadwater Farm for Broadwater Farm residents. 30% of these homes will be larger 3-4 bedroom family homes.

The demolition of Tangmere is underway and the first new homes will start to be built on the old Moselle School site in 2023. It is an exciting time for the estate.

Building works will bring more people and heavy vehicles onto the estate. The construction work will be noisy at times.

We are committed to working with you to minimise the impact of the estate improvements. If you have any questions or comments, you can reach us using the contact details in the get in touch section.

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Demolition of Tangmere

Over the coming weeks and months, the Tangmere site will get busier with demolition works.

You will start to see the building come down in a controlled manner. Sections of the tower's block will be removed piece-by-piece and broken down on-site before the debris is then transported off the estate.

Works will begin on the southwest corner, before continuing around the building. The front of the building, where the mural stands, will be the last part to be demolished.

There will be increased noise and traffic around the site over this period.

Phase 1

Phase 1

The enabling phase of works is now complete. The image shows the scaffolded areas of the block which are now underway.

Phase 2

Phase 2

Demolition will commence in the southwest corner of the site, and residents will notice increased activity over the coming weeks.

Phase 3

Phase 3

Over the next coming months, the demolition will get a little busier as the contractor continues to work in the southwest corner of the site.

Phase 4

Phase 4

During this phase of the demolition, you will see larger sections of the building coming down - this will be managed in a controlled manner. However, the noise levels on the estate will increase.

Phase 5

Phase 5

This phase shows the progression of the demolition works as they continue throughout the block. The top floors will be dismantled, and the central area will be reduced in height.

Phase 6

Phase 6

This phase shows the front and middle sections of the building. These sections will remain until the mural is carefully removed and stored for future use on the estate.

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New homes contractor appointed

Following a competitive tendering process, the council has appointed Willmott Dixon as its preferred contractor to build new homes on Broadwater Farm.

Residents were involved in the scoring and evaluation of the contractors who tendered for the new homes and will continue to be part of the new homes project team.

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Rochford and Martlesham refurbishment

PRP Architects have been appointed to lead on the design for the refurbishment of Rochford and Martlesham blocks. This work will help us plan for the refurbishment of all other homes on the estate.

The tender evaluation panel - which included residents from the estate - were impressed with PRP’s proposals for the design of the blocks, particularly their thoughtful approach to resident engagement and the need to ensure the project meets the aspirations of the residents.

PRP will work alongside the architect appointed to progress the design for the New Homes Programme to ensure there is a consistent design across the estate.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions about the new homes programme or planned estate improvements, please contact us:

  • Numan Hussain - Community Engagement Officer on 0797 607 0667
  • Dionne Johnson - Community Engagement Officer on 0780 591 8698
  • Email the project team at

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Page last updated:

December 2, 2022

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