MCI Planning and Development produced an updated retail capacity study in support of amendments made to the commercial floorspace offering at Barking Riverside. Planning permission was subsequently approved accepting the updated commercial floorspace proposals.

The vision at Barking Riverside is to create a brand new riverfront town in East London and deliver a thriving new eco-district comprising 10,800 homes, new schools, and provision for 65,000 square metres of commercial and cultural offerings along 2km of beautiful south-facing Thames river frontage.

In 2021, the new Barking Riverside station will open, an extension to the London Overground. There are plans for a new riverboat service, alongside a new 8km cycle superhighway connecting Barking Riverside to Barking and beyond.

Port Quarter, Barking Riverside

Barking Riverside will be an innovative, healthy and well-connected new neighbourhood, made unique by its rich heritage, diverse ecology and exceptional riverfront location.