Multi Use Games Area unveiled at Beam Park in Rainham
On Saturday 19th August, Countryside Partnerships, the UK’s leading mixed-tenure developer, and leading housing association L&Q, unveiled the Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) at Beam Park, marking a major milestone in the health and wellbeing amenities on offer at the 3,000-home regeneration scheme in Rainham, Essex.
The games area was opened by Dagenham United football team, who ran football and basketball matches for young residents of Beam Park and the wider community to take part in. The opening event involved a wide range of activities for the local community, also including facepainting, giant Jenga and noughts and crosses, while refreshments of pizza, ice cream and drinks were provided, as well as the opportunity to speak with representatives from the Beam Park developers, Countryside Partnerships and L&Q.
The opening of the MUGA marks the latest milestone for Beam Park, following the recent completion of all homes within the first phase of the masterplan. More than 750 homes have now been delivered in the first two phases of Beam Park, which will comprise 1,158 new homes and community facilities, including a new nursery, medical centre, retail spaces and primary school, when fully complete.
The MUGA adds to the existing green spaces and play areas at Beam Park, with around 44% of the development allocated for publicly accessible green space, including a 3.5-hectare central park in the heart of the development with the River Beam running through it, which is currently under construction.
Kevin Delve, Managing Director, Partnerships London East, Countryside Partnerships, said: “The provision of outdoor spaces and play areas is central to the Beam Park masterplan, giving residents spaces to play on their doorstep and supporting the health and wellbeing of the community. It has been fantastic to welcome the local community onto the wonderful new Multi-Use Games Area alongside our partners L&Q, who share our commitment to delivering sustainable communities through high quality new homes and the local facilities and outdoor spaces to support them.”