The Barking Riverside Project, is intended to turn the concept of ‘Barcelona on the Thames’ into a reality. Restaurants, bars and cafés will reside next to other commercial spaces. The vision has been to create a fabulous new East London riverfront town, with a thriving eco-district. The south facing 2km Thames river area will receive 10,800 homes, commercial and cultural offerings, along with new schools.
The Barking Riverside station which will provide an extension to the London Overground will open in 2021. A riverboat service will make an appearance, as well as a new 8km cycle superhighway connecting Barking Riverside to Barking and beyond. A new neighbourhood which is innovative, healthy and well-connected is the desired outcome.
Work is well underway on this project which features one and two-bedroom flats, and three-bedroom town houses. The new homes are due to be finished by 2026 and most people who have shown interest are from local areas such as Barking and Dagenham. Prospective buyers were shown a digital display allowing them to see both the inside and the view from each individual flat. Half chose a London view, while the other half wanted a view over Barking and the River Roding.
Barking’s all-new Riverside development is continuing apace – with the first stage of many now set to come to an end.
Stage one is now coming to a close – while the second stage, a concurrent seven year project, is already underway.
Plans for the project, which has a total value of £1billion, indicate that it will substantially change the landscape of Barking for the better. The plans are ambitious in scale, and the council has permission to build around 10,000 brand new residential units over the next two decades. The size of the land in question is around 400 hectares, and it’s going to be located on the site of the old Barking Power Station.
In addition to the new homes, the site is going to enjoy a wide range of new community features including a range of medical institutions, places of worship to cover all sections of the community, open green spaces, and many more. There’ll also be leisure facilities built to give people the chance to relax by playing sport and enjoying some physical activity, too.
The new development will also get its own train station. Barking Riverside railway station would be part of the London Overground’s existing Gospel Oak to Barking line, and it’s believed that the 1.6 kilometres of new track would be operational by 2021.
It’s believed that four trains per hour would run on the route – and according to Transport for London, a wide range of works are still underway, including the introduction of new tracks and services as well as piling and pier work for the viaduct.
But Barking’s Riverside development isn’t the only local development currently under consideration. There are also plenty of other housing projects on the go here too, and one of them is the Fresh Wharf development.
The development, which plans to convert around ten acres of land into homes, will be ready in around eight years. As well as homes, this River Roding-side development will be just fifteen minutes’ walk away from Barking station for connections into London. Road transport connections are also set to be good, with the A13 located nearby for easy access to all sorts of places such as London City Airport in Newham.
Demolition at the site is now ongoing, and the earliest of the new homes are due to be completed by 2020.
Contractors Countryside and Notting Hill Housing are working on the site, and it’s believed that the project will also include leisure facilities such as shops and eateries.
“I look forward to seeing Fresh Wharf help to make Barking and Dagenham a magnet for aspirational working Londoners looking for a new home,” said Darren Rodwell, the leader of the council at the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
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