New homes and businesses at 12 Thames Road

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We are planning to build new affordable homes and modern business spaces on the corner of Thames Road and Crossness Road.

It is the first stage of our plan to radically improve the local environment and to provide new jobs and affordable modern homes for local people in the Thames Road area.

12 Thames Road is a large site so we could build as many as 150 homes, together with green spaces and play areas. At the same time, it could provide room for new or expanding businesses, with up to 5,000 square meters of light industrial space. Our ambition would be to build the entire new development to meet the highest possible environmental standards.

It's an exciting new project which will help to start upgrade the local landscape and improve connections between Barking Riverside and Thames View.

Find out more here.

Give us your views here.


We are planning to build new affordable homes and modern business spaces on the corner of Thames Road and Crossness Road.

It is the first stage of our plan to radically improve the local environment and to provide new jobs and affordable modern homes for local people in the Thames Road area.

12 Thames Road is a large site so we could build as many as 150 homes, together with green spaces and play areas. At the same time, it could provide room for new or expanding businesses, with up to 5,000 square meters of light industrial space. Our ambition would be to build the entire new development to meet the highest possible environmental standards.

It's an exciting new project which will help to start upgrade the local landscape and improve connections between Barking Riverside and Thames View.

Find out more here.

Give us your views here.

  • Minor updates to the 12 Thames Road design - now submitted!

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    16 Oct 2020
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    We have now submitted an update to the planning application for 12 Thames Road (the 'Site') which seeks to deliver new affordable homes and modern business spaces.

    The site is located on the corner of Thames Road and Crossness Road, and acts as a key entrance point into the Barking Riverside regeneration area. We would like to thank you for the contributions you have made as a community during our consultation and engagement process to date.

    We have made a number of changes to our plans for the site since our consultation at the end of last year, and we have summarised the key points below. You will also be able to find an explanatory video under the "Video" Section of this forum. Our application also includes a summary of all the feedback we have received from you so far. We expect the application to be considered by the December 2020 planning committee. Between now and then the Council will consult you formally - asking for your views and suggestions.

    We plan to build:

    • 156 affordable new homes for the Council
    • 60 trees
    • improved landscaping
    • green spaces and play areas, balconies and
    • green roof terraces
    • up to 5,000 square meters of light industrial units for new or expanding businesses
    • 70% of hot water and heating to be provided by air source heat pumps
    • Café reinstated on the corner of Thames Road and Crossness Road


    Our ambition is to build the entire new development to meet the highest possible environmental standards. It’s an exciting project which will help to start to upgrade the local landscape and improve the connections between Barking Riverside and Thames View. If planning permission is granted, work could start on site in March 2021 and the development could be finished by the autumn 2023.




  • Planning application submitted

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    29 Apr 2020

    We submitted our planning application for the redevelopment of 12 Thames Road to the council in December 2019, as part of our ambitious regeneration programme for the area. The application seeks to deliver 153 new affordable homes and c.5,000 sqm of industrial floor space. The proposals are designed to be of the highest quality exemplar co-location development, combining new homes and industrial floorspace in the same development.

  • Thanks for your views - survey now closed

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    13 Dec 2019
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    Thank you to everyone who has responded to our survey and came to our consultation meeting. The survey has now closed.

    We will be reviewing all the responses we received and using them to inform our design development moving forward.

    We will be publishing further updates on this website in due course.


  • Grand designs: Consultation on new homes and business space gets underway

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    20 Nov 2019
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    Neighbours of 12 Thames Road are being invited to get involved in designing new homes and business space at a drop-in event starting on 3 December.

    Architects and staff from Be First, the council's regeneration company, will be at the drop-in event to discuss the initial designs for providing top-quality homes with residents. The drop in session is at:

    Tuesday 3 December 2019
    2:30pm to 7:00pm
    47 Thames Road
    Barking
    IG11 0HQ

    All are welcome!