Weston Homes and the
Estates & Agency Group have gained planning consent from Barking &
Dagenham council for the 6 acre, £350m Abbey Quays riverside urban village at
The 1,089 homes across 13 blocks
from 7-29 storeys will include 1-3 bedroom apartments and penthouses with 35%
affordable including affordable rent, shared ownership or discount market-sale
As part of the employment
space, community space and public realm provided there will be an athletes
training centre/gym to be handed over to double Olympic champion Max Whitlock
MBE to create a Max Whitlock Gymnastics Health Club, a training centre and
gymnasium for young people.
Bob Weston, Chairman &
Chief Executive of Weston Homes says: “The regeneration of this important gateway
site into a new waterfront urban-village adjacent to Barking Town Centre forms
part of the Borough Council’s vision of bringing aspirational waterfront living
to Barking. The £350m Abbey Quays is one of the biggest urban renewal projects
in East London, delivering striking new
buildings, riverside public spaces, inward investment and job creation. The
regenerated site will provide much needed affordable local housing for local
Londoners, further enhance the local community and compliment the existing
Large scale residential
development schemes are coming thick and fast in Greater London at the moment.
This seems to be a particularly imaginative one which addresses the need to
create new places to live, not just build houses.