Barking Riverside

Project Name: Barking Riverside

Project Time: 2020 (Ongoing)

Project Value: £300 K per annum

Project Type: Residential Construction & Maintenance

Main Contractor: BRL

Landscape Architect: Various

Location: London, UK

Barking Riverside is a vibrant up and coming London neighbourhood Creating over 10,000 new homes over the next the next 15 years, improving transport connections with Barking Riverside Overground station and Thames clipper boat service, commercial and leisure facilities, 7 new schools and riverside walks, with every step of development keeping focus on existing Ecology and creating new wildlife areas for the riverside Community to benefit from, the project delivery is expected to be completed over the next 15 years.

Despite Covid measures, the project was completed on time and on budget

We were appointed early 2020 by BRL as site landscape partner, our role includes design consultancy and construction and aftercare specialists. The first part of our engagement is to enhance the current landscape using best horticultural practices to include tackling site pest and disease such as vine weevil, improving site soil nutrients, increasing site biodiversity and habitat growth and ensuring all public realm areas are kept to a very high standard at all times.

A large part of our works has been working closely with the project ecologist improving wetlands around water vole habitats, along with understanding and working with all other wildlife this development has to offer.

Our latest project delivering ecology walk which included over 7120m2 of Breedon gravel footpaths, outdoor fitness equipment, 160 trees, 1000m2 wildflower turf.

The Barking Riverside development is mainly driven by community engagement and Ecology which make this project one we are very proud to be part of.

Scope included:

  • Development and maintenance of 412 acres of the brown and greenfield site.
  • Measuring and enhancing ecology initiatives and indigenous habitats
  • Biologically managing with site pest and disease.
  • Landscape design input and control to ensure best horticultural practices are used at all times