The health and wellbeing of our residents, customers and local people is very important to us. For an update on our response to the Coronavirus outbreak, please click here.

03 Jun 2020 | News

Covid-19 Update

An update from BRL

To all residents and members of the local community, we wanted to reassure you that the Barking Riverside team is still present and working at this time. In line with Government advice, our teams are still working from home. We have the technology to work in this way, so we are still able to respond and take action. If you have any queries, please get in touch using the normal methods (email [email protected]). We have been reaching out to community groups to assess how we can continue to support local people throughout this difficult time, and will be announcing some online events and resources over the coming weeks.

Following a pause in core construction works at the start of the lockdown period, local people will be aware that some building works across Barking Riverside have restarted, in order to minimise delays to the construction programme. We are working with our partners, including L&Q and TfL, to support them in reopening more areas of the site when it is safe to do so – so you will notice more activity in the area over the coming weeks. 

There are plans in place to shortly introduce social distancing markers outside of the retail units in Rivergate Square, at the Rivergate Centre and at bus stops around the estate. We ask all residents to please follow these markers to maintain safe distances.

The health and safety of residents, local people and construction teams is of the utmost importance to us. If you do have any questions or concerns about health and safety, please feel free to email us at [email protected] or contact the Estates Team at [email protected]

Sources of information 

During this time, keeping up to date with the latest government guidance and support is essential. The LBBD website contains the latest NHS information and so we encourage everyone to check this regularly:

Sales information 

For information on L&Q’s available homes at Barking Riverside, please visit Completions and handovers are carrying on where possible, but with additional precautions in place to protect the wellbeing of of customers and staff. To find out more, visit 

For information on the launch of Fielders Quarter by Bellway, please visit