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Barking Central London

Town Centre Masterplan in Dagenham area, southeast England design by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, UK

12 Nov 2012

Barking Central

Barking Central II
Date built: 2010
Design: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM)

Location: east London / Essex border, Southeast England, UK

New photos from 12 Nov 2012:

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Barking Central links commercial needs with civic engagement to breathe life into what had become something of a forgotten Thames Gateway backwater. A cluster of new buildings – a diverse mix of forms, heights, tones and textures – are positioned around the existing Barking Town Hall to capture a civic square and reintroduce historical routes.

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Original town hall building on the west side of the development:
Barking town hall building

RIBA Award winner, 19 May 2011

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photographs © Tim Soar

RIBA Awards

This second phase of development around Barking Town Hall and its new plaza completes an architectural ensemble grouped on either side of a compact urban woodland called the Arboretum.

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To the immediate east of the new Arboretum is the recently completed apartment building and Learning Centre of Phase 1 which establishes the identity of the whole scheme. To the West and North are four of the new Phase II buildings, and one further residential block on Axe Street to the East of Phase 1. They are deliberately mixed in both character and size.

The residential accommodation in the scheme contains a variety of high specification 1, 2 and 3 bed units, each with private amenity spaces.

Early proposal images:
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The scheme incorporates a sustainability strategy providing 10% renewables through bio mass heating and wind turbines. Consideration is given to the material choices and the scheme includes both brown and green roofs.

Barking Central II – Building Information

Client: Redrow Regeneration (Barking) Ltd London
Borough of Barking and Dagenham
On Site: 2010
Value: £34M

Barking Central I
Date built: 2008
Design: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Barking Central AHMM building
photograph © Tim Soar

The first stage in the Masterplan for the Town Centre of the London Borough of Barking, is to provide 200 flats in two new parallel blocks.

They are built above the refurbished library which is to become a child and adult education facility fronted by a new public square – Barking Town Square – designed by Public Realm Architects Muf. Its roof is the shared private garden between the blocks.

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Elevations have a distinctive aluminium skin with coloured glass mosaic balconies that suggest the varying programme.

Barking Central I – Building Information

Client: Redrow Regeneration (Barking) Ltd &
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
Completed: September 2007
Value: £38M


Housing Design Award 2005
MIPIM Award Best Mixed Use 2007
European Prize for Public Urban Space 2008

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM)

Location: Barking and Dagenham, East London, England, UK

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