Glengall Self-Build Project
Exterior view: street with some of the self-build houses in this scheme. Project organised by Essex Self-Build Advisory Service who " .... arranged the purchase of the 1.1-acre site from the LDDC (which provided the infrastructure), obtained 100-per-cent funding from the Housing Corporation, commissioned Saunders and Huggins of Grays, Essex, to draw up plans (project architect Roy Bromage), sought people to form an association and provided the constitution for it, arranged the purchase of materials, and co-ordinated and supervised work on site. The 16 members of the association, who were all local people, carried out the work themselves, doing about 26 hours a week. The project started in September 1985, the houses were completed by the summer of 1987, and were handed over to individual members in December of that year. For an outlay of £32,500 each member obtained a three-bedroom house valued at between £90,000 and £110,000. The consultants received a percentage of the development costs, drawn from each member's contribution." From: 'Modern Docklands: Gazetteer of housing developments', Survey of London: volumes 43 and 44: Poplar, Blackwall and Isle of Dogs (1994), pp. 697-702. URL: http://www.british- Date accessed: 27 October 2008.
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