BRL – Barking Riverside Development – London - Project Profile
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Barking Riverside Ltd (BRL), a joint venture between the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and Bellway Homes plc (BWY), is undertaking the Barking Riverside Development project on the banks of the River Thames, London, the UK.
The project involves the construction of 10,800 homes. It is being implemented in two phases across 185ha area.
First phase of the project includes the construction of 1,400 homes and the neighbourhood centre called "Rivergate Centre" which includes three from entry a primary school, health facilities, a place of worship and social enterprise spaces, day nursery, cafe, offices, primary care trust rooms, public square, and other community rooms.
The project includes the construction of healthcare, shopping center, community and leisure facilities, and new public transport links.
The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Southern Housing Group, and the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation are the integral delivery partners for the project.
Maccreanor Lavington Architects, Sheppard Robson, PRP Architects LLP and Maxwan Architects have been appointed as architects; Gustafson Porter as landscape architect; and JMP Consultants Ltd and Hyder Consulting have been appointed as street and highway architects for the project respectively.
D F Clark Bionomique Ltd. has been appointed as ecological service consultant
In February 2010, the project secured planning approval for the first 4,000 homes from the London Borough Council.
In the third quarter of 2010, BWY commenced the construction work on the first homes which includes six three-bed houses, fourteen four-bed social rent houses, three houses and 26 flats.
In July 2011, Mace Group commenced the construction work on the second plot including 31 homes, seventeen three-bedroom houses, and fourteen four-bedroom houses.
On September 12, 2011, Rivergate Centre was officially opened, designed by van Heyningen and Haward Architects.
In February 2014, Sigma Capital Group signed a contract with BRL that allows Sigma or its funding partners to acquire the site and develop four new apartment blocks comprising 318 apartment homes. The construction work is scheduled to commence by the end of 2014.
In May 2014, BRL has completed the construction of 350 homes.
BRL is also working with GLA and Transport for London and HM Treasury to finalise funding arrangements for the 4km extension of the Gospel Oak to Barking London Overground line to the Barking Riverside site which will see the unlocking of the full potential of the whole site of 10,800 homes, 65,500m2 of commercial, retail and leisure development.
In September 2014, the initial public consultation process for the extension of the Gospel Oak to Barking London Overground line initiated and closes on October 19, 2014. The initial public consultation will provide views from the stakeholders and the local community on the proposal and influence the design of the scheme going forward. While a full and extensive public consultation is planned in 2015.
In December 2014, the government confirmed a US$86 million loan as funding for the project.
Construction activities are underway in some homes and public consultation process is underway on the remaining homes.
L&Q has been appointed as supporting contractor for affordable housing units.
In March 2016, A Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) was submitted to the Secretary of State for Transport.
On July 2016, tender for public transport links was announced. The Contract will be for the construction of an elevated extension to an existing railway line and a new terminus station at Barking Riverside, including modification of existing Network Rail operational railway infrastructure.
In December 2016, Three bidders have been shortlisted to build the extension, they are, Balfour Beatty, Carillion PLC, and VolkerFitzpatrick/Morgan Sindall joint venture. The Project is awaiting TWAO approval, upon which construction works are expected to commence, which is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2017.
Construction activities are underway in the first phase of the project and are expected to complete by 2018.
The project involves the construction of 10,800 homes across 185ha area on the north banks of the River Thames, London, the UK.
The US$4,010 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of 1,400 homes under the first phase
2. Construction of Rivergate Centre
3. Construction of a shopping center
4. Construction of a day nursery
5. Construction of a cafe
6. Construction of offices
7. Construction of primary care trust rooms
8. Construction of social enterprise units
9. Construction of community rooms
10. Construction of community and leisure facilities
11. Construction of new public transport links
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