Barking Riverside

Our London Planning team have secured planning permission for one of the largest regeneration projects in the UK. Built on the former Barking power station site, Barking Riverside will comprise 10,800 homes, new schools and commercial and cultural offerings.

Set in natural landscaped grounds along two kilometres of Thames riverside that had previously been occupied by several power stations, Barking Riverside is one of the UK’s largest regeneration sites. It will deliver the new homes, of which 35% are affordable, land for seven schools as well as 65,500 square metres of commercial, retail and sports and leisure facilities which will create around 6,000 new jobs.

We have been acting as Project Planners on the scheme for the last 14 years, originally working with Bellway Homes and English partnerships and more recently with the GLA, HCA and London & Quadrant who formed Barking Riverside Ltd.

A key part of this work has focused upon the successful securing of London Overground access to the site. This was official confirmed in 2018 following the signing of a Sec 106 funding agreement worth £500 million that will support the anticipated 29,000 residents who will have much better links to central London.

Strong environmental principles and mixed styles are evident in the scheme and the future phases, with all tenures and scales integrated across the site, offering everything from riverside apartments to family sized properties close to open spaces and specialist housing for older people close to community facilities and amenities with river views.

Project details

  • One of the UK’s largest regeneration projects
  • 10,800 new homes of 35% will be affordable
  • 65,500 square metres of commercial, retail and sports and leisure facilities
  • A new Overground rail link

Iain Painting, Senior Partner, said: “We are proud to be associated with this ground-breaking project that delivers one of London’s most important regeneration sites and is a fundamental catalyst for whole eastern area of the Thames.

“Barking Riverside has to offer something new for the existing community, somewhere they can be proud to live in, something they want to use and be part of. The work with Future City in particular was central to making Barking Riverside an appealing and different destination for the people of Barking and these are exciting times as we get one step closer to realising them.”