Barking Riverside is a new development of 10,800 homes and new town centre on the former Barking Power Station site.
The power station remained operational until the 1980’s when the last of the main turbine buildings were demolished. Two former power station buildings remain on site, but are derelict, along with substantial underground power infrastructure that will require removal, upgrading or diverting as part of the regeneration of the site.
The development is being driven forward by Barking Riverside Limited – which is a joint venture between the London & Quadrant New Homes and the Mayor of London. An Executive Board with Director-level representation from the partners sets policy, agrees development principles and a programme of works. Barking Riverside Ltd acting as strategic developer commissions works, manages, co-ordinates and controls the planning, remediation, infrastructure, releases plots for residential and commercial development and is working closely with London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Transport for London, other Government agencies, statutory bodies and the local community.
L&Q and Greater London Authority
L&Q is one of London’s leading residential developers delivering award winning mixed use schemes across London and the South East, creating places where people want to live and work. L&Q is also one of the affordable housing providers for the Barking Riverside development. To date, L&Q has a total of 194 social rent and 52 intermediate homes spread throughout two plots in stage one.
Greater London Authority
The public sector side of the joint venture has changed over time. The site was originally a joint venture with English Partnerships and through various organizational restructures the project was first passed to the Homes and Communities Agency and then to the GLA. The GLA’s role is to create an opportunity for people to live in high quality, sustainable places. The Mayor’s objectives for London filter through to this site including through funding for affordable housing.
Affordable Homes at Barking Riverside
Southern Housing Group is one of the affordable housing providers for the Barking Riverside development. The Group has a total of 114 social rent and 53 intermediate homes spread throughout four plots in stage one. The properties are a mix of one, two and three-bedroom flats as well as three and four-bedroom houses.
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (LBBD)
Barking and Dagenham is an outer London Borough to the East of the City on the North bank of the River Thames and within the M25 London Orbital Motorway. Currently undergoing its biggest transformation since the borough was first industrialised and urbanised, LBBD is committed to building on past successes whilst looking forward to the future.
Although it is proud of its long and successful industrial tradition, the borough is also excited about an ambitious regeneration programme which, over the next 20 years, will include 25,000 new homes, revitalised town centres and industrial areas, widespread environmental improvements, and new transport systems linking it with central London and the rest of the Thames Gateway.