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Barking Central

Barking, London

Further information

Project name
Barking Central

Number of units
518; phase 1: 246 and learning centre; phase 2: 272.

Tenure mix
500 private; 18 social rent

Accommodation mix
150 x 2 bedroom; 350 x 1 bedroom; 18 x 3 bedroom

Lead architect/designer and developer
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris / Redrow Regeneration (Barking) Ltd

Project type
Urban high density

Year completed
Phase 1 2007; phase 2 2010

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

Full address
Town Square, Barking

IG11 7NB

Redrow Regeneration (Barking) Ltd and London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

Planning authority
London Borough of Barking & Dagenham (phase 1); London Thames Gateway Development Corporation (phase 1 Reserved Matters & phase 2)

Sources of funding
Redrow Regeneration; London Thames Gateway Development Corporation helped with site assembly; Barking Learning Centre was jointly funded by Communities and Local Government, University of East London and Barking and Dagenham College with contributions from the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham and Redrow Regeneration Ltd.

Contract value
Phase 1 £35million; phase 2 £36 million

Project team

  • Structural/civil engineer: Buro Happold (phase 1) and Beattie Watkinson (phase 2)
  • Landscape architect: Grant Associates
  • Graphic design: Studio Myerscough
  • Public realm architect: muf architecture/art


  • Abrahams, Tim (2010) ‘Barking Central’ in Blueprint, 27 May 2010 (accessed at
  • Long, Kieran (2007) ‘Regenerating Barking: AJ Building Study’ in the Architects Journal, 13 September 2007.
  • Woodman, Ellis (2009), ‘Square dancing at Barking Central’ in Building Design 27 November 2009 (accessed at