Barking Power Station opened in 1925 and once was the largest power station in Britain to have been built as a complete station at one time.

The site was chosen for easy delivery of coal from the Thames and by rail, as well as the abundant water supply and space on the site for expansion. Two further developments were added in 1939 and 1954 and functioned until the 1980s, when the power station was decommissioned.

LATE 1700’s

Small fishing village and
popular tourist destination.

LATE 1800’s

A place for London to
dump its rubbish.


Electricity becoming more
important, the need for
power stations increases.

LATE 1920

County of London Electric Supply Company
applies for permission to
build a power station.


Closure of Barking Power Station


The MoL approves the new masterplan, which
set a new minimum delivery of affordable
homes target at 50%.

July 2017

Build work starts on plots 201-203 by L&Q and Bellway.


The first properties available to buy at Barking Riverside London launched on 6th October 2018.