Barking RiversideProject RoadGuide Price£500,000

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Barking Riverside in Barking, London

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Situated along the picturesque banks of the River Thames and spanning an impressive 443 acres, Barking Riverside emerges as a notable example of urban development, blending residential, commercial, and recreational spaces. This expansive site is set to house 10,800 new homes, offering a diverse range of sizes and styles to accommodate a variety of residents. The development meticulously integrates 65,000 square metres of commercial floor space dedicated to shopping outlets, restaurants, cafes, and a spectrum of community and leisure facilities, including healthcare institutions and schools. The plan also includes expansive public squares, open green spaces, and the establishment of a new rail station equipped with bus and river transport interchanges, enhancing connectivity to central London.

For those seeking a place to call home, Parklands within Barking Riverside presents an array of housing options—from 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments to 2 and 3 bedroom duplex apartments, and 3 and 4 bedroom townhouses. These dwellings are characterized by their contemporary design, boasting bright, open-plan living spaces complemented by fully-fitted kitchens and dining areas. Accessibility to outdoor space varies, with houses and ground-floor apartments enjoying gardens, while apartments on higher levels feature balconies or terraces, inviting a breath of fresh air into urban living.

Barking Riverside's location is notably strategic. Nestled beside two kilometres of stunning River Thames frontage, it enjoys proximity to Barking town centre, the City of London, Canary Wharf, and the idyllic Essex countryside, making it an ideal setting. This project marks a significant part of the Thames Gateway redevelopment zone, aimed at revitalising east London. Its historical roots as the site of the former Barking Power Station contribute to its unique charm, with river frontage that recounts stories of old wharfs, piers, and untapped natural landscapes.

Transportation is thoughtfully addressed, with services such as the EL1 and EL2 bus routes offering round-the-clock connectivity to key points including Dagenham Dock and Barking stations. Accessibility is further enhanced by close links to major motorways, and the forthcoming extension of the London Overground to Barking Riverside station promises even more streamlined travel into the heart of London.

Barking Riverside's acclaim is not just in its scale or design but in its community-centric approach. Efforts to preserve the site's ecological diversity are notable, with habitat protection for species such as water voles and bombardier beetles, alongside a rich bird population. Community life is fostered through comprehensive infrastructure including health facilities, schools, and leisure amenities—creating a living environment that encourages interaction and wellbeing.

This development is distinguished as London's only "Healthy New Town", embodying NHS England's vision by embedding health and care services into its fabric. Initiatives like the 'Biking Riverside' cycle hub exemplify this ethos, promoting active lifestyles through accessible cycling paths and community programs.

Education is a cornerstone of the Barking Riverside project, with plans for seven schools, including the notable Riverside Campus. This reflects a commitment to not only building homes but also nurturing a vibrant, educated, and tight-knit community.

In summary, Barking Riverside represents a meticulous blend of residential comfort, ecological mindfulness, and community engagement, set against the backdrop of London's evolving east end. With a forward-looking approach to urban living, it offers a promising horizon for its future residents.

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Nearby Train Stations

Station NameDistance (miles)
Upney (District)1.58 miles
Barking Rail Station 2.17 miles
Barking (District, Hammersmith & City)2.26 miles
Ilford Rail Station 3.50 miles
Debden (Central)8.88 miles

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