We worked with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham on this scheme, forming an integral part of the wider regeneration of Barking’s town centre. Taking place in two phases, the development involved the creation of four new buildings, providing 278 homes and 15,000 sq ft of space for creative and commercial uses. Both phases were sold to the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

The Creative Industries Quarter is located within a local conservation area bound to the west by the River Roding and to the east by Abbey Road. It sits adjacent to listed heritage buildings The Malthouse and The Granary, which originate from the late nineteenth century industrial era. The Malthouse has been converted to provide workspace for creative industry uses over three floors, and the Granary building has been refurbished and extended with new-build accommodation offering a mix of creative and office uses over five floors. The four new buildings sit in proximity to the two existing buildings, forming a new square. The apartments were designed to achieve level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.

Designed by Cartwright Pickard Architects, the first phase saw the creation of 134 homes to be rented on the affordable market, 52 car parking spaces and 9,700 sq ft of creative and commercial space. The second phase comprised 144 apartments – the majority of which were designed to be rented to people in employment – as well as 5,400 sq ft of creative and commercial space.

For more information, visit the Creative Ice House Quarter website.

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