The developer behind a scheme next to Barking station has released statistics about residents at the building two years after completion.
Linkcity completed Abbeville Apartments and a new Asda store on the corner of London Road and North Street in 2015. Designed by Chetwood Architects and built by Bouygues UK, the 100 apartments are aimed at the rental market.
Owned and managed by residential landlord Grainger, they are home to residents ranging in age from 19 to 66.
Over a quarter of them are families and 17% are "key workers" – playing what is considered to be a vital role in services such as the NHS, education and police. Around 20% are originally from Barking.
Olivier Soulier, Linkcity's deputy managing director, said the development showed that “community spirit is alive and well in Barking and Dagenham”.
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…