Developers report there is a high level of interest already registered in Fresh Wharf, Barking’s flagship housing scheme.
The 4.4 ha former brownfield site comprises 911 flats and maisonettes, along with nearly 2,000 sq m of retail and leisure space and 1,600 sq m of community space.
The project is a joint development between Countryside Properties and Fresh Wharf Developments and sales are due to open in early 2018. Notting Hill Housing have also joined the scheme to deliver homes for sale and market rent, with options for shared ownership properties.
Situated between the North Circular road and the waterfront, Fresh Wharf is a 10-15 minute walk from Barking rail station and will also benefit from the Barking Riverside Overground extension plans.
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…