McLaren has been awarded the contract to complete the Harbard Close development for Pocket Living, its first project on the Pocket Living framework in London.

The building will deliver 78 new homes in Barking in the autumn of 2020.

Work on the site was suspended in June when the previous contractor went into administration. McLaren has employed one of the project managers from the original contractor.

Pocket affordable homes are prioritised for people who already live or work in the borough and are first time buyers. The homes are built for those who earn too much to qualify for social housing, but are priced out of the open market. Pocket buyers own 100% of their property from day one.

Darren Gill, McLaren’s Managing Director – London, commented:
“It’s great to be working with Pocket Living to complete this unique scheme and deliver high-quality homes for people buying their first property in London.”

McLaren is due to start work on site in October 2019.