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Barking Riverside London is a brand new neighbourhood of 10,800 homes being built on the former Barking power station site.

The development is being driven forward by Barking Riverside Limited, a joint venture between the London & Quadrant (L&Q) New Homes and the Mayor of London. An Executive Board sets policy, agrees development principles and decides the programme of works.

Barking Riverside Ltd is working closely with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Transport for London, other Government agencies, statutory bodies and the local community to ensure the development meets all its' objectives.


​The original site consisted of three coal-fired stations situated at River Road. The development began in 1920 when the County of London Electric Supply Company applied for permission to build a power station at Creekmouth in Barking. Barking Power Station opened in 1925 and when completed, it was the largest power station in Britain to have been built as a complete station at one time.

The site was chosen for easy delivery of coal from the Thames and by rail, as well as the abundant water supply and space on the site for expansion. Two further developments were added in 1939 and 1954 and functioned until the 1980s, when the power station was decommissioned.


The established partnerships working on the project include: LBBD, GLA & TFL


L&Q is a leading residential developer, founded over 50 years ago because homes matter to everyone. It plays a key part in helping shape some of the most exciting, diverse and dynamic regions in the country, including London and the south east.

L&Q creates high quality homes and places people love to live. Its award-winning approach designs thriving communities to suit a whole range of aspirations, incomes and stages of life. It leads major residential and mixed-use developments, and is committed to working with like-minded partners to help solve the housing crisis and meet its vision to deliver 100,000 new homes.

To find out more, visit lqgroup.org.uk

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.

To find out more, visit london.gov.uk

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.

Over the next 20 years, an ambitious regeneration programme will create 25,000 new homes, revitalise town centres and industrial areas, realise widespread environmental improvements, and develop new transport systems linking it with central London and the rest of the Thames Gateway.

To find out more, visit lbbd.gov.uk

Transport for London (TFL)

We are the local government organisation responsible for most aspects of London's transport system.

TfL is a statutory body created by the Greater London Authority (GLA) Act 1999. This Act gives the Mayor of London a general duty to develop and apply policies to promote and encourage safe, integrated, efficient and economic transport facilities and services to, from and within London.

To find out more, visit tfl.gov.uk

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.

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.


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.