Barking Riverside lies beside two kilometres of beautiful river Thames frontage.  Its close proximity to Barking town centre, the City of London, Canary Wharf and the beautiful Essex countryside makes it the perfect location.

The development is centrally located within the London Riverside Area, part of the larger Thames Gateway redevelopment zone, which is transforming the east London environment. It is one of the largest housing development sites in the UK and one of the largest brownfield developments in Europe.

The site is the location of the former Barking Power Station; the river frontage includes a disused wharf, pier and wider areas of untouched natural landscapes, spreading east towards Dagenham.

Local Area

  • Connections

    Residents at Barking Riverside London will have fast access to central London with the delivery of a new railway line.

    Bus Stops
  • Food & Drink

    A great selection of places for a relaxing meal and drink.

  • Green Spaces

    A choice of green spaces nearby, including Greatfields Park, just under 6 hectares, with quiet areas and a range of sport facilities. Also, enjoy decadence at the National Trust’s Eastbury Manor House.

    Nature Reserves
    Sports Ground
    Open Spaces
  • Leisure Centres

    With gyms, swimming pools, leisure centres and a multi-sports centre nearby there is every opportunity to keep in shape.

    Gyms & Spas
  • Shops & Amenities

    With supermarkets nearby and new shops planned including the Caspian Quarter there will be a shopping choice for all occasions.

    Local attractions
  • Education

    There are many other established schools and colleges in the area, with the largest free school in the country opening in September 2017

    Primary Schools
    Secondary Schools
    Specialist Schools


A brand new station will soon unlock the connectivity of the site and provide residents with easy access to the City and beyond.  Transport for London (TfL) has appointed JV partners Morgan Sindall & Volker Fitzpatrick to deliver the station.  2019 will see the JV partners arrive on site and start preparation work on the new London Overground Station for Barking Riverside, which is on track to open in 2021. The extension to the Gospel Oak to Barking line will link the new station to Barking. Trains will run every 15 minutes and will take 6 minutes to get into Barking Station, where you can connect to the C2C line into Fenchurch Street, as well as the District and Hammersmith and City underground lines.

Currently, a 24 hour bus service (EL1) runs through Barking Riverside to Barking station, every 5-6 minutes. The EL2 bus also serves a frequent service to Dagenham Dock station from Choats Road, where the C2C line also runs.

*All times provided by tfl.gov.uk

Urban Design

Barking Riverside London has already received significant acclaim for its pioneering design and layout. BRL is committed to improving the local infrastructure, meaning that the development will feature new healthcare facilities, open space, public squares, transport links and seven new schools, as well as new restaurants, bars, retail, community and leisure facilities.

Barking Power Station

The power station remained operational until the 1980’s when the last of the main turbine buildings were demolished.

Two former power station buildings remain on site, but are derelict, along with substantial underground power infrastructure that will require removal, upgrading or diverting as part of the regeneration of the site.

Barking Riverside London is committed to retaining the two former buildings for future use as part of the redevelopment. They are the prize assets of the project that will be integral in the regeneration and it is planned that they will include some form of public or service use.