The Mayor of London has given his consent to a masterplan for Barking Riverside – a 179 hectare site, which is set to bring forward 10, 800 new homes. Futurecity was appointed to develop a placemaking strategy for this site, which will now inform the development as it moves forward.

Sadiq Khan said – “Barking Riverside has enormous potential to deliver thousands of the much-needed homes Londoners so urgently need.

“I’ve made it clear that tackling London’s housing crisis is my number-one priority. Fixing this problem will be a marathon, not a sprint, but developments like this one will play a huge part in our efforts to provide genuinely affordable homes to buy and rent.

“Our next task is to ensure this development includes the facilities and infrastructure which will make this a fantastic place to live and to visit, rather than simply a housing development.”

Read The Evening Standard’s coverage here.

Image: Barking Riverside Indicative Masterplan courtesy of London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council.