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Transforming Rainham Planning for the future

Transformational plans Plans to transform a large part of Rainham along the A1306 are taking shape. The area between Rainham Village and the Beam Valley Country Park form one of the last locations in London where truly affordable houses can be built for Londoners looking to settle and raise their families, alongside apartments and starter homes. The area was designated by the Mayor of London as a Housing Zone in June 2015. When local residents were consulted in a survey in Autumn 2015, 95% of people asked said they would like to see investment in the former industrial areas along New Road to provide new local homes and green spaces. Three large planning applications are now in preparation covering the old Somerfield site, Beam Park and one location on the north side of the A1306. Look out for notifications of public consultations on these applications. The planning framework that will guide all the developments in the area was adopted by the Council in February this year. Ultimately the area will see the creation of around 3,500 new homes, a brand new railway station on the C2C line, a new 3 form entry primary school, and the provision of additional health facilities for new and current residents of the area. A ÂŁ2m grant earlier this year from Transport for London will allow a proposal to develop a series of green open spaces along the A1306 to be taken forward. The scheme is designed to make the A1306 a residential street where it will be easier for pedestrians and cyclists to move around the area, and remove barriers between the northern and southern sides of the road. An 18 month programme of consultations and planning is well under way with work scheduled to begin in a series of phases later in 2017.

Transforming Rainham A new school & station for Beam Park

Green light for a new station A new school for Beam Park To cater for the growing population and new residents in the borough the Council estimates that an additional 5 form school entry will be needed and to provide that a brand new school is planned for Beam Park. It’s intended that this school will provide a 3 form entry – catering for around 90 pupils per year – with additional forms considered at other neighbouring schools. The Beam Park site will also include provision for new health facilities and discussions are underway with Havering’s Clinical Commissioning Group as to how they can best be utilised to serve new and current residents.

Plans for a new station – one of just a handful of brand new overground rail stations to be built in Greater London over the last few decades – are well advanced to establish a station at Beam Park. A million pound year-long design programme has been agreed with Network Rail to build the station. A planning application will be submitted early in 2017 for the new station building. The station, due to be opened in December 2020, will be served by C2C trains running on the London Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness line and will relieve pressure on Rainham station and provide fast connections to London for new and existing residents living in the housing developments planned in the area.

SEGRO Park Rainham – a new business park New business park A new business park is being developed by SEGRO that is expected to create up to 40 jobs during the construction phase and eventually up to 750 jobs could be created when the park is completed. SEGRO will be funding a job brokerage post to support businesses in the park with their employment needs.

Work began last month with an estimated completion next summer. The first phase near the former Newsfax building will include an innovation village of 42 units for start-up businesses providing them with between 500 and 2,000 square feet of space. Another plot will accommodate a number of warehousing units.

The development, previously known as Beam Reach 5, is in an area just north of the CEME Conference Centre bounded by the A13 in the south and the Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness railway line in the north and will be developed in two phases. A planning application for first phase was submitted in March 2016 following a public consultation event on 3 March.

The second phase of work to build one very large warehousing unit is estimtated to be complete by June 2019. The developers are targeting an excellent “BREEAM” rating. BREEAM is a rating system for buildings which sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design.

Rainham and Beam Park The plan is to create areas of distinct character

including new school

Beam Park Centre including new station

Transforming Rainham A1306 Beam Parkway project

A green ribbon connecting two country parks Earlier this year Transport for London (TfL) awarded Havering Council £2m to take the A1306 Beam Parkway project forward. The idea is to make changes to the A1306 road and footways to improve links between the north and south sides of the road, and to help integrate existing communities and the new housing developments that will be built in the area. The innovative project will see a series of green open spaces created along the road. Pocket parks, trees, play areas, a dedicated walkway for pedestrians and a cycling path will form part of the design that aims to enhance the natural features of the area, including the marshes and link Beam Valley and Hornchurch country parks. It’s planned that the carriageway width of the

A1306 will be reduced to create a safer area for residents and their families. An 18 month programme of consultations, studies and design planning began in 2015 with work in a series of phases expected to commence in late 2017. Councillor Ron Ower, Member for Housing Zones said:

We very much look forward to working with TfL on this project which will hugely improve the Rainham and Beam Park area through the creation of pocket parks, play areas, and also a dedicated route for residents to walk and cycle along this corridor. This will be a cleaner, greener and safer place which people will be proud to call home.

30 | WINTER 2016Havering | LIVING in Havering Business Awards

Proud to celebrate 12 years of Havering Business Awards Over 300 people, representing 54 businesses, attended the prestigious Havering Business Awards Gala on Friday 7 October, which was hosted by Leader of the Council, Councillor Ramsey, and took place at the CEME Conference Centre in Rainham. Thirty two of Havering’s finest businesses competed for thirteen awards. Councillor Roger Ramsey said, "It was an opportunity to celebrate the success and fantastic contribution our businesses make towards Havering. The Council is committed to supporting local businesses and that the borough is a vibrant place with good opportunities for a growing economy. Entrepreneurial spirit has been demonstrated by all of this year’s finalists and it has been no mean feat to demonstrate their successes and business acumen. Thank you to all the sponsors, finalists and winners for their contribution and making the twelfth Havering Business Awards a tremendous success."

Councillor Roger Ramsey

The main award of the evening went to Crafty Arts Ltd as they picked up the Havering Business of the Year Award in addition to the Excellent Customer Service Award. Natasha Necati, the Marketing and Accounts Manager at Crafty Arts said: “We were blown away! The award shows what we have achieved over the last 25 years. We are so proud and blessed to have such an awesome team. It was our third time of entering and so we’re doubly delighted to pick up two awards!”

Crafty Arts Ltd receive their Award

Time 107.5 FM sponsored the Business of the Year Award and Station Manager, Lorna Waters, said: “Every year we say how great it is to be involved with the Havering Business Awards and again this year we have to say what a phenomenal event it is. Everything about the Awards and the ceremony is put together so well it really is something Havering should be proud of. Havering has some amazing businesses that have developed here over the years and some of the winners this year had applied before and not actually won so it was encouraging to see them entering and winning this year."

A big thank you to all our proud supporters Without our sponsors we would be unable to host the Havering Business Awards. Our supporting sponsors enable us to provide a prestigious event and we are so grateful for their generosity and support.

Acumen Design Actz Entertainment Agency All Awards Ltd Ardleigh Green Cleaning Supplies CEME Conference Centre Havering College of Further & Higher Education Havering Music School Jam Dance Company Kall Kwik, Romford Kiss Chase Creations NatWest Bank Pandora Images Respondit Web Design Riverside London (BID) Ltd Sweetie Cake Stone Productions Creative Ltd Time 107.5 FM

Havering 2016 Business Awards Winners

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CEME Centre in all its glory

Growing Business of the Year Award Stubbers Adventure Centre Sponsor: Haines Watts Employer of the Year Award OpenView Security Solutions Ltd Sponsor: Havering College of Further & Higher Education Small Business of the Year Award Purple Valentine Aesthetics Ltd Sponsor: SEGRO Plc

Zak Barratt Jazz band

New Business of the Year Award Heavenly Ladies Gym & Spa Ltd Sponsor: Chigwell Construction Ltd

Mayor, Cllr Philippa Crowder enjoying the evening events

Apprentice of the Year Award Nancy Brincat – Doggie Delights Sponsor: Neopost UK Ltd Business Person of the Year Award Dan Evans – Evans Insurance Brokers Ltd Sponsor: NC Construction Services Ltd Innovation Award The Quadrant Sponsor: Coborn Engineering Co Ltd

Jam Dance Company

Excellent Customer Service Award Crafty Arts Ltd Sponsor: Metro Security (GB) Plc Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Award Hambro Roofing Ltd Sponsor: London City Airport London Digital Innovation Award Uber Plumbers Ltd Sponsor: Romford Recorder Retail Business of the Year Award Marvling Bros Ltd Sponsor: Geraud Markets (UK) Ltd Highly Commended Award Valor Hospitality Europe Ltd Pinney Talfourd Solicitors Sponsor: Serco Group Plc Business of the Year Award Crafty Arts Ltd Sponsor: Time 107.5 FM

Thanks to Scott James We were pleased to have Scott James, Director, Commercial & Private Banking for NatWest Bank as the Ratification Chair this year. His role this year included ratifying the decisions of the award judges and to also make the final decision for the Highly Commended and Business of the Year winners.

MoSound Sisters perform

32 | WINTER 2016 | LIVING in Havering

The Retailery Thanks to funding from the Mayor's High Street Fund, Made Public have joined forces with Havering Council to build a creative business hub in the heart of Romford. The Retailery is a creative hub for makers, thinkers and doers, that we believe will revolutionise the high street. Whether you sell cupcakes, coffee, crafts or clothes you will be the perfect fit for our retail area, a space which is dedicated to providing inexpensive retail and finance & business units to start-up vendors. We also offer business solutions for office based start-ups, including affordable fixed desk space, a hot desking area and a unique, fully equipped meeting room. Housed on Romford Market in what was previously known as Pacific Edge nightclub, The Retailery promises to offer innovative opportunities to all, as well as free business support to all of our tenants.


The Workary Rainham The Workary in Rainham is a brand new Council-backed, affordable community-based co-working hub for entrepreneurs, freelancers, start-ups and small businesses. As a Community Interest Company, The Workary’s aim is to provide local people a supportive, inspiring environment where they can make their business dreams a reality and ultimately contribute to the economic growth of the area through both the creation of new jobs and the provision of great new products and services. Rainham Library was the first choice to be a new Workary site because of its great location, helpful outgoing staff and versatile building space. Since opening its doors a few months ago, the library has been working hard to help acquire new members. Working together with Havering Council who part funded the project, The Workary is currently planning similar community development initiatives to those it has previously implemented in other boroughs; from coding workshops for children to free business networking events for local Rainham residents as well as hiring local interns to assist with community development. The Workary staff will also be collaborating with the library to run creative writing workshops and other fun, educational events for those living in the area.




The CEME Launchpad Centre

An inspirational environment for technology business growth

The Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence, Havering Council and The Greater London Authority are working together to support growth in start-up and early stage businesses from the manufacturing, engineering and technology (MET) sector in a new state of the art hub on the campus at CEME – The Launchpad Centre.

To support the tech community in Havering as well as businesses wishing to move in to the borough, CEME is offering a 25percent discount on the first three months’ rent for hot desks or office space in the Launchpad Centre.


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Funded by The London Regeneration Fund, the new Launchpad Centre will open in January 2017 as a stateof-the-art micro business accelerator for Manufacturing Engineering and Technology (MET) businesses. It will

consist of 15 small offices (1-4 person) plus a large, ultramodern co-working space with super-fast connectivity. A resident entrepreneur will work with the businesses to help them grow.

Commemorative Service Sunday 22 January 2017, 2pm Coronation Gardens, Main Road Romford RM1 3BL

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Transforming Rainham Supplement & Business Focus winter 2016  

Business Focus 174 Winter 2016 includes a four page supplement on Transforming Rainham. Business Focus reviews the Havering Business Awards...

Transforming Rainham Supplement & Business Focus winter 2016  

Business Focus 174 Winter 2016 includes a four page supplement on Transforming Rainham. Business Focus reviews the Havering Business Awards...