A planning application for a mixed-use scheme in Barking town centre is being prepared for submission in March, as architect bptw finalises design details.
Lindhill, the project developer, purchased the Abbey Sports Centre site in late 2014 and appointed the architect in September 2015.
If approval is granted, the project will see the development of 160 homes and around 4,000sq m of commercial and retail space – including a cinema and office space – as well as improvements made to the public realm.
Chris Bath, associate at bptw, who is leading on the project, said: “We are thrilled to be involved in this great mixed-use development, which will provide a cinema, leisure and commercial uses and new homes for Barking town centre.
“We are working closely with our client Lindhill and the council’s regeneration and planning team on emerging designs for a dynamic and well-proportioned scheme, which will act as a key marker building for the town centre, adding to the exciting regeneration already happening in this part of Barking.
“Our work on the site will also allow a further enhancing of the area as a civic quarter which will complement the existing surrounding leisure and community uses.”
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