Barking redevelopment unveiled

Published:  29 August, 2016

Proposals to transform Vicarage Field in Barking town centre submitted

Benson Elliot and development manager Londonewcastle have submitted a planning application to London Borough of Barking & Dagenham for the redevelopment of the Vicarage Field shopping centre site in Barking town centre.

The plans comprise a comprehensive redevelopment of the existing shopping centre and adjoining buildings to provide a modern retail, restaurant and leisure offer with more choice and variety as well as up to 850 high quality homes; a three-form entry primary school; a 6-8 screen cinema and 300-capacity music venue; a 150-room hotel; flexible enterprise space for start-up businesses; healthcare facilities and extensive public realm and green space.

Peter Cornforth, director of retail at Benson Elliot, said: “This is an exciting milestone for our redevelopment plans, which we believe will support the creation of a vibrant town centre in Barking. We’ve been greatly encouraged by the positive feedback we’ve received from local communities and the council and we look forward to continuing to work with them to make this project a reality..”

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham will now start its own consultation on the plans and a decision is expected to be made by the Council’s Development Control Board later this year.


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