Meet the team

If you wish to speak with any of the Project Team please call the Project Office.

Matthew Carpen

Matthew Carpen

Managing Director

When did you join BRL?

September 2013

What does your role involve?

I have overall responsibility for the planning and delivery of the redevelopment of Barking Riverside London on behalf of the two shareholders L&Q and GLA. I am also responsible for leading promotion of the project with external organisations.

David Watkinson

David Watkinson

Planning, Design & Communications Director

When did you join BRL?

September 2016

What does your role involve?

I lead all the relevant planning approvals to drive exceptional design quality across the project and to ensure that we meet the objectives set out in the business plan, to create a desirable and successfully designed place to live, work and visit.

Louis Chau

Louis Chau

Infrastructure Director

When did you join BRL?

August 2015

What does your role involve?

Responsible for all the infrastructure planning, design, construction and operation in Barking Riverside London.

Paul Dunkin

Paul Dunkin

Land & Programme Director

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What does your role involve?

Paul Miller

Paul Miller

Finance Director

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What does your role involve?

Sarah Coutts

Sarah Coutts

Head of Planning & Design

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What does your role involve?

Sarah McCready

Sarah McCready

Senior Project Manager, Healthy New Towns

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What does your role involve?

Varsha Patel

Varsha Patel

Marketing, Events & PR Manager

When did you join BRL?

August 2016

What does your role involve?

My role involves raising the profile of the development within the local community and across all relevant sectors of the media industry by promoting the vision and aspirations of the project.

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