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Barratt and Taylor Wimpey Team Up In Newham

Work is kicking off on a joint venture between two of Britain's largest developers in a site just north of London's Thames Barrier.

Developed by Taylor Wimpey and Barratt Developments with the help of the London Development Agency, the scheme called Barrier Park East sits on a strategically placed T-shaped site on a strip of land located south between the Royal Docks and the iconic Thames Flood Barrier.

The area has proven particularly popular for Barratt who have developed a number of other schemes in this part of the London borough of Newham including Tradewinds Riverside. Despite this however, the area remains full of empty brownfield land with the wider regeneration having stalled following the 2008 world financial crisis.

Barrier Park East has been masterplanned by Allies and Morrison Architects with the first part of the scheme, Block D, which sits on the eastern arm of the T, penned by Maccreanor Lavington Architects. Clad in a brick exterior that harks back to the Victorian warehouses of London's Docklands it will consist of 156 apartments in a courtyard block, plus a small number of mews houses too.

The tower element of the project rises to a mere 14 floors which translates into a height of just under 43 metres above ground level, something that has been set so tightly because of the proximity of the project to City Airport. Indeed, throughout the whole site, low height limits reign, although given the relatively low density of developments in the immediate area this is hardly a problem.

As such, once complete in 2013 if everything goes to plan, the Barrier Park East project will contain 780 new homes on a 4.6 hectare site along with a new urban park that helps integrate it into the neighbouring Barrier Park.

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Barrier Park East Block D

Barrier Park East Block D
Barrier Park East Block A

Barrier Park East Block A
Barrier Park East Block G

Barrier Park East Block G
Barrier Park East Block D, London
Barrier Park East Block D, London