Barking Riverside groundbreaking ceremony marks start of construction of 227 homes

PUBLISHED: 14:28 11 October 2017

Groundbreaking ceremony at the Barking Riverside development

Groundbreaking ceremony at the Barking Riverside development

Sharmir Patel

Work on the latest phase of the 10,800-home Barking Riverside development has begun.

CGI of the Barking Riverside developmentCGI of the Barking Riverside development

A groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of creating 227 new homes on the 443 acre site was held today.

When complete, the Barking Riverside neighbourhood will feature new healthcare, commercial and leisure facilities as well as open space.

David Montague, chief executive of housing association L&Q, who are developing the site in partnership with the Mayor of London, said: “Today marks the latest step in our journey towards creating a brand new neighbourhood in the borough.”

Deputy mayor for housing, James Murray, added: “Work on the Barking Riverside development is well underway, and I’m pleased to see the next phase moving ahead.

“With London in the midst of a housing crisis, it is vital we make the most of opportunities like this.”

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