Barking Riverside Mixed Use Development
Elementa have been appointed on a phase of London and Quadrant’s Barking Riverside redevelopment, one of the largest and most significant new residential hubs in London. The ambitious new scheme will create around 11,000 homes on the development which is being built on a 180-hectare brownfield site on the northern banks of the River Thames. Until the 1990s, it was home to three power stations and a large amount of landfill.
A third of the site will be affordable housing, as well as 65,000 square metres of commercial, retail and community facilities, one secondary and up to four primary schools, public squares and walkways and a major new highway infrastructure.
Elementa are providing full MEP and sustainability strategies on a phase of the development for 227 dwellings. The project has challenging performance targets with budget and design optimisation being at the forefront of the requirements. To achieve these goals Elementa are implementing a high level of coordination and communication between stakeholders in order to meet these aspirations. Design optimisation has been displayed by developing modular service cupboards which have been condensed into a compact space. This has been important in order to maximise space for the new build homes and therefore maximising return on investment.
3D drawings in Revit have been key to providing a successful development, by ensuring all services fit within the restricted spaces whilst still achieving an aesthetically pleasing site.
The masterplan will form an important part of the growing community. This is also a key influx of new housing important to establishing the new transport links being brought to the area. The project follows the overarching principles and vision of the scheme, ensuring an identity and character is created for this new town. The high quality housing must abides to pioneering sustainability requirements, as the Barking Riverside development aims to be a showcase for sustainable urbanism and communities.