Sebastian Court, Barking

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We aim to provide more than 90 affordable homes on the site of Sebastian Court.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in our consultation during the Spring.

We are now considering your views and adjusting our plans in advance of submitting a planning application. We expect our final proposals to be considered by the Council's planning committee in June.

You can find out more about the site and our proposals here, including the opportunities and constraints that will affect the redevelopment of the site.

We are still interested in any comments you may have, so please take a moment to complete the questionnaire.

Once we submit a planning application to the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham there will be an opportunity to comment on proposal as part of the planning application process.

We aim to provide more than 90 affordable homes on the site of Sebastian Court.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in our consultation during the Spring.

We are now considering your views and adjusting our plans in advance of submitting a planning application. We expect our final proposals to be considered by the Council's planning committee in June.

You can find out more about the site and our proposals here, including the opportunities and constraints that will affect the redevelopment of the site.

We are still interested in any comments you may have, so please take a moment to complete the questionnaire.

Once we submit a planning application to the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham there will be an opportunity to comment on proposal as part of the planning application process.

  • April Update

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    29 Apr 2020
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    The redevelopment of Sebastian court will provide over 95 affordable and quality homes for local people.

    Demolition work has been completed and piling for the new blocks was completed on 6 April 2020.

    We’re pleased to say that 98% of the demolition debris has been recycled.

    The new electrical substation has been constructed and the old one has been demolished and removed.

    The ground works are progressing well, and the next steps are to construct the concrete frame and erect two tower cranes.

    The concrete slabs making up the ground floors are now being poured and we expect this work to be finished by May 2020.

    The project team will endeavor to keep any disturbance to a minimum for local residents. Although works are continuing during Covid19 pandemic all the appropriate steps are being taken onsite to ensure the safety of all workers and residents.

    Our intention is to manage deliveries safely during the working day and reduce any disruption to adjacent properties and schools. If you have any concerns about the work, please contact Peter Adams (peter.adams@jerramfalkus.co.uk).

    This project has been registered with the Considerate Contractors Scheme.

  • Secret lemonade drinker’s 100 year old bottle found

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    29 Apr 2020

    Eagle eyed excavators unearthed a 100 year old R.White’s bottle as they prepared to build new housing on the former site of Sebastian Court on Upney Lane, Barking.

    The Doulton Lambeth Salt glazed pottery bottle was spotted by Rob Finbow, Site Manager for contractors Jerram Falkus, who are working to build 95 new council-owned flats.

    Rob, who confessed to being a fan of the secret lemonade drinker in his youth, said: “We were surprised to find it in such good condition – it’s certainly captured the interest of our team in the local areas history.”

    The bottle, which is inscribed with the name R. Whites, was probably made locally. The R Whites factory was located for many years in nearby Barking town centre and closed only in 1972 when it moved to Beckton. A number of Barking town centre buildings celebrate this fact, most notably the Lemonade Building which is clad in the R. Whites colours.

    Staff on site have speculated that the original owner of the bottle may have been the original secret lemonade drinker since it appeared to be consumed by a solitary drinker. The bottle was the only historic find unearthed on the site.

    The bottle will, however, be used in school work by Be First‘s Heritage Engagement Manager, Simone Panayi, who will be using it in the work she does with local schools exploring local history.

    Simone commented: “I am really excited by the find, it’s a really important part of Barking’s, industrial heritage, so I’m so pleased that Jerram Falkus have donated it to us. Lemonade is something I am absolutely addicted to but to paraphrase Ross McManus – I’ve been trying to give it up but it’s one of those nights!”






  • Demolition of Sebastian Court

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    03 Mar 2019
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    Consultation on the plans for the new development will commence in March and the final planning application is expected to be submitted to the council’s planning committee in the summer.