A programme of art, architecture and infrastructure to mark the centenary of the UK’s biggest council housing estate

Be First

Becontree Model House

Lodge Avenue

A typical end of terrace, council-owned house on Lodge Avenue will be used as a base for resident engagement for the Becontree Design Code and Becontree Future Neighbourhoods strategy, and as a ‘model house’ to co-design and prototype retrofitting a net zero carbon home and adaptation structures at various scales.

The Becontree Model House, alongside a Becontree Design Code and a Becontree Future Neighbourhoods strategy, is one of three projects led by Be First, Barking & Dagenham Council’s regeneration company, that aim to bring residents together to reimagine the estate for future generations.

For information on how to get involved please contact charles.blomley@befirst.london

Be First is a pioneering urban regeneration company wholly owned by Barking and Dagenham Council, but operating independently. They will help deliver 50,000 new homes and 20,000 jobs in the next 20 years.