Work to improve the connectivity surrounding a £45 million Asda being built in Barking is under way.
It will include improvements to the street lighting, carriageway, traffic lights, pedestrian footways, crossings and the junction between London Road and Abbey Road.
The project – a joint venture between Bouyges UK and Ringway Jacobs – will also see 100 private residential flats built at the site as well as underground parking.
Up to 150 jobs will be created at the Asda store.
Councillor Cameron Geddes, cabinet member for regeneration, said: “This project at London Road will make a big improvement to the area.”
“It will create new employment opportunities and new homes. Barking and Dagenham is open for business and the London Road development is an example of how we are creating employment opportunities and will continue to do so.”
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…