Barking Riverside bags award

By Jim Dunton - Wed 31 July 2013, 11:06 am

Bellway Homes has won a prestigious Housing Design Award for its Buzzards Mouth Court development at Barking Riverside.

The scheme, which was designed by architects Sheppard Robson, won the “most family friendly housing” category in recognition of the attention paid to the development's surroundings, the planning and internal layouts of the homes, the appearance and security of the scheme, and the sustainability of construction.

Barking Riverside is a joint venture Between Bellway and the Greater London Authority to deliver 10,800 new homes in seven different neighbourhoods on a 443 acre site that runs between the A13 and the River Thames.

Bellway’s Essex managing director Richard Burrows welcomed the award and said initial resident feedback on the development was extremely positive.

"Our principal challenge was to create a new community in an area that did not have an established location,” he said.

“We want to deliver a new development that would possess all the amenities that you would expect of a modern and vibrant 21st century community - new schools, commercial facilities, parks, local shops and leisure spaces set within a high quality environment.

"The development of Barking Riverside offers London's workers a range of housing that is affordable and within a realistic commuting time of the capital.

“So far, the development is proving very successful, the feedback from the residents has been extremely positive, they like the feeling of living in a park environment with close proximity to water, they also like the contemporary design of the homes and the living space offered."

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