A New Neighbourhood in London

In 2007, outline planning permission was granted to build 10,800 homes on the site of the former power station at Barking. In September 2016, the Mayor of London approved the Masterplan, ensuring Barking Riverside London will play a key role in the larger Thames Gateway redevelopment zone which will provide thousands of much-needed homes, tens of thousands of jobs, and key infrastructure facilities such as schools, and transport links.

Barking Riverside London itself will create a brand new London destination, housing 29,000 people on the banks of the river Thames, within easy reach of London and the South East.

Size and Scope

The development, covering 443 acres, will include 10,800 homes of mixed size and style, including houses and apartments. There is also provision for 65,000 square metres of commercial floor space for shopping, restaurants, cafés, community and leisure facilities, healthcare and schools. There are also plans for large open spaces, public squares and a brand new rail station with bus and river transport interchange providing excellent links to central London.


The development is structured in four principle stages numbered 1 to 4.

Stage 1 (2012-2019):

1400 units, new primary school, nursery, community centre, pharmacy, convenience store, multi-faith spaces and café.

Stage 2 (2017 -2024):

4500 units, mix of commercial, leisure, health, retail, restaurant and community spaces, new primary, secondary and SEN school.

Stage 3 (2024-2028):

2000 units, mix of commercial, retail, leisure, schools and community spaces.

Stage 4 (2030-2034):

3000 units, mix of commercial, retail, leisure and community spaces.


A lot has happened since we started the project and there's much more to come. Click on the dates below to see some of the key milestones.

  1. Mar 2016

    A New Partnership is formed between L&Q and the GLA to deliver 10,800 homes.

  2. Sep 2016

    The MoL approves the new masterplan, which set a new minimum delivery of affordable homes target at 35%.

  3. Oct 2016

    TWOA Public Enquiry submission to build new rail station.

  4. Mar 2017

    Local Council approves submission to build the first 380 homes under the new Joint Venture.

  5. Apr 2017

    Completion of Riverside Campus schools – primary and secondary.

  6. May 2017

    Verdict of TWOA enquiry to build the new rail station at Barking Riverside.
    Signing of the S106.
    Opening of Mallards Road/River Road Junction.

  7. Jun 2017

    Start on Community Garden Project at Barking Riverside Project Office, working with London artists Wayward.

  8. Jul 2017

    Build work starts on plots 201-203 by QC and Bellway.

  9. Aug 2017

    Potential opening of riverboat services

  10. Sep 2017

    Opening of Drovers Road and launch of new bus route adjoining Stage 1.

  11. Oct 2017

    Opening of Playhill Recreational Ground in Stage 1.

  12. Dec 2017

    Work starts on train station.

£70 million investment into the Overground

The development is already well served by a high quality bus service, offering a fast and direct link between Ilford, Barking and Dagenham Dock.

During the development, a brand new railway station will be built, with a bus and river transport interchange. This is part of a new rail project extending the London Overground network to Barking Riverside London. This will offer even faster links into central London, cutting travel time to the City down to just 22 minutes.

UK’s largest 3D Printed Master Plan Model Unveiled at Barking Riverside London

The UK’s largest 3D printed master plan model has been unveiled at Barking Riverside London, one of Europe’s largest Brownfield developments – which will deliver over 10,800 new homes along 2km of Thames river frontage.

In the Area

With a truly diverse selection of shops, pubs, restaurants, parks and sporting facilities, there is something for everyone in the local area..

The Homes

A choice of one, two and three-bedroom apartments which offer impressive eco-credentials coupled with contemporary architecture and all set within a striking, landscaped setting.

About Us

Barking Riverside London is a partnership between the Greater London Authority (GLA) and L&Q. The partners will be working together to drive housing delivery on this site to over 600 homes per annum.