Some of the world's most influential developers will be able to see the scale of opportunities on offer in Barking and Dagenham, when the latest edition of BOLD magazine debuts at international property conference MIPIM.
The second edition of the magazine is published next week, and will be available at the Cannes gathering’s London Pavilion.
As well as a roundup of development news in the East London borough, the new BOLD runs through a list of the area’s biggest projects.
On its features pages, Estates Gazette’s Nick Whitten takes an in-depth look at the Barking Riverside development, which is expected to provide more than 10,000 new homes over the next 25 years.
Elsewhere, built environment journalist Mark Smulian looks at the ongoing regeneration of Barking town centre, while Paul Coleman explores planned improvements to public transport in East London.
David Harley, the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham’s group manager for economic development and sustainable communities, said BOLD is a key way for the authority to make sure its regeneration projects received the attention they deserved.
“It’s a key way to emphasise the scale of opportunity that we have – we’ve got huge growth potential. Whether it's the science and technology opportunity of the businesseast science and technology park, green industries at the London Sustainable Industries Park or our significant housing growth, we really believe we are London's newest opportunity. People just need to look a bit further east!” he said.
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