Construction of phase two of the £52 million regeneration of Barking town centre was set to start this week.
Bouygues began demolition work at the site, on the corner of London Road and North Street back in the summer and said it would start building the new Asda store and 100 apartments this week.
The 8,000sq m supermarket is some 1,400 sq metres larger than the town’s current Asda, in Vicarage Field.
The development also includes a 360-space car park, a selection of ground-level retail units, and a series of highway improvements.
Bouygues said it expected to complete the project in April 2015.
The City of London Corporation is about to buy Barking Power Station site in east London for around £125 million, according to Property Week.
A £25 million grant for Barking and Dagenham Council will help it support new housebuilding over the next four years.
Councillor Darren Rodwell, the leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, has welcomed the decision to approve the proposed Beam Park…