Larner Road estate in Erith to be demolished

PUBLISHED: 10:12 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:12 26 March 2013

A computer generated image of what the Larner Road redevelopment could look like

A computer generated image of what the Larner Road redevelopment could look like


Larner Road’s tower blocks in Erith will be demolished next week to mark the next stage of the estate’s regeneration.

Friday (April 5) will be a landmark day for one of London’s largest housing projects and people are invited to come along to a celebration event from 11am to 2pm.

All seven of the tower blocks will be demolished so that construction of the new £100 million neighbourhood can begin later this year. The first of the new homes are going to be ready in early 2015.

Visitors will be able to watch the demolition from a viewing area. Having been known as Larner Road for over forty years, everyone will also find out what the community is going to be called as the new name and logo will be revealed!

There will be plenty of free Easter week activities on offer for the whole family. Acrobat troupe, the Black Eagles, will be performing, as well as live Zulu music from the Majuba Drummers. There will also be t-shirt painting, magnet making, a photography workshop and cinema showings of The Ballad of Larner Road film.

A presentation of new toys for the play area of the community centre nursery will be made.

The five-year scheme received planning permission from Bexley Council in December last year.

The new community will include a mix of houses and low rise apartments for affordable rent, private sale and low cost home ownership.

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