Gustafson Porter + Bowman

Gustafson Porter + Bowman

London, GB


Barking Riverside

This 185-hectare Thames Gateway development will provide 10,800 homes in the next 25 years.

Barking Riverside’s estuary location has been enhanced by a distinctive landscape design which sets it apart from many other large-scale real-estate developments. Its concept balances the requirements for water storage, biodiversity with human well-being and safety within an urban context. An interconnected grid of green and blue infrastructure means more than 41% of the site is dedicated to high-quality open spaces such as parks, squares, sports facilities and multi-functional communal courtyards.

Residential areas are located on naturally-higher land and the masterplan includes numerous measures to reduce flood risk including rainwater harvesting, water storage ponds, planted swales and green roofs. We worked as part of the team developing the concept to achieve successful planning consent.

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Status: Under Construction
Location: Barking, GB
Firm Role: Landscape Architect
Additional Credits: Architect & Urbanist: Maxwan, MaccreanorLavington, Sheppard Robson
Engineer: Hyder Consulting Ltd
Transport Engineer: JMP Consulting