Tenants of new council flats met with Councillor Cameron Geddes this week to show off their homes in Sugden Way in Barking.

Cllr Geddes, Cabinet member for Social Housing and Regeneration, said: “It’s great to meet Pam and Dan and see them settle into their new homes.

“I am very impressed with the quality of the homes and, because they were largely built offsite, we were able to house tenants such as Pam and Dan more quickly than we would have done if we used traditional build methods.”

Pam and her partner Dan and their two young boys, moved into their new three-bedroom home in the Spring from a two-bedroom flat in Barking.

Pam and Dan said: “We love our new home. Our old home was too small for us and the space we have now is great for us and our two boys. Our home is really well made. Moving here is a massive improvement in our quality of life.”

The 13 homes were built by Rollalong using modular technology from their factory in Dorset. They were delivered to the Barking site and finished under the management of Be First.

The homes include a one-bedroom flat, nine two-bedroom flats and three, three-bedroom flats.

Sam Parry, Construction Manager at Be First said: “We’re very pleased to see the tenants enjoying their new council home. The use of modular technology is proving crucial in our mission to build thousands of top-quality homes for local people at rents they can afford.”