Following the news that there will be no train station at Beam Park, a property developer has now pulled out leaving an empty frame behind.
Kuldeep Singh, owner and director of Ash Properties has built many properties across the country and was in the process of building 59 flats on the Beam Park redevelopment area under the promise of there being a station for locals moving into the area.
Now, after being informed that the prospect of a station there looks very unlikely, Mr Singh has stopped his building, removed his builders and left the site with an empty frame.
He told the Havering Daily:
“The frame for the flats is up but not filled in, it will be left that way as there is no point me building residential flats without a train station for people wanting to move here.
“We were sold this area under the guise that there was going to be a station here, we advertised it and used it to sell our development. Now, we are informed that a station is not looking possible and so I have withdrawn my builders and left just an empty frame up.
“It is sad to see the area like this, it will look like a derelict zone with empty frames. Truthfully no one wants to come to Havering as the planning here is so slow.
“I have already spent £6 million on getting the frame up and the rest of the work, to complete the flats would cost me another £9 million and I am not prepared to do that without the station. How can you regenerate an area without a station?”
Mr Singh has been working with Havering Regeneration and was happy with the talks, he is also working with the Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas on the future of Beam Park station.
“I have invested in the area but now without a station, it is not worth it so I have pulled out.”