What's coming to Barking Riverside – a place that will become more

Barking Riverside is already a fantastic place to be, but the future promises so much more.

What began life as a small fishing and farming community, by the 20th century had progressed to be the centre for industry and home to the Barking Power Station complex. Now, through investment and placemaking, Barking Riverside will transform into one of the most exciting and inspiring places to live in London.

A Healthy New Town

As London’s only designated Healthy New Town, Barking Riverside is creating an environment where physical and mental health is prioritised, meaning facilities, events and open spaces will promote a healthier way of living.

New station opening in 2022

The London Overground line is extending to Barking Riverside with a new station opening. An extension of the Gospel Oak to Barking line, the extension will make Barking accessible in just 6 minutes. The new station is estimated to help create 40,000 more jobs for residents and businesses in the area.

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers coming soon

The riverboat service will provide daily commuter journeys at peak times, for a quick and unique way to access Central London.

Health and Leisure facility under construction 2022

A new Health and Leisure Hub including a large family-friendly swimming pool and 150-station gym. Co-designed with the community, this will incorporate a GP surgery, leisure centre and various community spaces.

Riverside walks

A programme of works to the river’s foreshore will make this publicly accessible in order to become a Barking Riverside attraction that residents and visitors can enjoy. Once the foreshore is accessible, other lifestyle and leisure facilities can be provided overlooking the Thames.

Diverse and vibrant District Centre

The commercial zone is evolving to become a destination and a centre point for community facilities, cultural events and business opportunities.

The Wilds Ecology Centre

The Wilds Ecology Centre is due to open in Summer 2021. Delivered in partnership with community organisations and a local university, The Wilds will provide a base from which to explore the local ecology at Barking Riverside, whilst also delivering a regular programme of weekly community events, a café and outdoor kitchen. Resident members can also co-work from the facility.

Over 10,000 homes

A mix of houses and apartments, set in 443 acres alongside 2km of Thames river frontage.

Barking Riverside

Find a home at Barking Riverside

At Barking Riverside, there is a wide range of contemporary and affordable homes to buy. Find out more about buying at Barking Riverside by following the link below.