Living. Breathing. London.

Barking Riverside London lies beside two kilometres of beautiful river Thames frontage. It is close to Barking town centre, the City of London, Canary Wharf and the Lower Lea Valley.

The development is centrally located within the London Riverside Area, part of the larger Thames Gateway redevelopment zone, which is transforming the east London environment. It is one of the largest development sites in the UK and one of the largest brownfield regeneration developments throughout Europe.

The site is the location of the former Barking Power Station; the river frontage includes a disused wharf, pier and wider areas of untouched natural landscapes, spreading east towards Dagenham.

The local area

A host of connections available between London and the rest of the country.

A great selection of places for a relaxing meal and drink.

A choice of green spaces nearby, including Greatfields Park, just under 6 hectares, with quiet areas and a range of sport facilities. Also, enjoy decadence at the National Trust’s Eastbury Manor House.

With gyms, swimming pools, leisure centres and a multi-sports centre nearby there is every opportunity to keep in shape.

There are many other established schools and colleges in the area, with the largest free school in the country opening in September 2017

With supermarkets nearby and new shops planned including the Caspian Quarter there will be a shopping choice for all occasions.


Residents at Barking Riverside London will have fast access to central London with the delivery of a new railway line.

Under current proposals, the Gospel Oak to Barking line will be extended to Barking Riverside London where it will terminate at a new station. TfL is promoting the new line, which is currently awaiting final approval. Once approved, construction is due to start in spring 2018, with services opening to the public by 2021.

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Urban design

The homes at Barking Riverside London are all about impressive eco-credentials and contemporary architecture, set against a striking landscaped environment. With a choice of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, as well as three and four-bedroom houses, there’s plenty of variety and flexibility for everyone. There’ll be a personal space to suit you in each of the development stages as they come forward.

Barking Riverside London has already won acclaim and awards for its design and layout, and it is already benefiting from new bus transport links and amenities. The Rivergate Centre, at the heart of the new community, is providing schooling, leisure and neighbourhood activities.

Area regeneration

Barking Riverside development is a key part of the regeneration jigsaw, not just for Barking and Dagenham but for London as a whole. It’s much more than just helping to solve the capital’s housing crisis; it’s about a determination to create an attractive and prosperous new community.

transformation of
Barking Market

10,000 NEW JOBS
generated over the
next 20 years

The formation of London’s first
Artist Enterprise Zones


Transitioning Towards Urban Resilience and Sustainability (TURAS) is a European funded research and development programme. TURAS brings together urban communities, researchers, local authorities and SMEs to help cities and their rural fringes build resilience against sustainability challenges, including climate change adaptation, natural resource shortage, and unprecedented urban growth.

Barking Riverside, a case study area for TURAS, is trialling experimental green infrastructure design principles to study how innovative design can maximise the benefits to the new community and to biodiversity.


Barking Power Station

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.

Barking Riverside London is committed to retaining the two former buildings for future use as part of the redevelopment. They are the prize assets of the project that will be integral in the regeneration and it is planned that they will include some form of public or service use.


"No other part of Greater London has the potential to play the part that Barking and Dagenham does."


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What's New

As construction on the development continues and with a series of exciting activities planned, this is the best place to keep up to date with all the exciting developments.

Community Matters

Barking Riverside London has been designated as a Healthy New Town.

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.