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Barking and Dagenham 

London's newest opportunity 

Barking and Dagenham is London's newest opportunity. 

The 2012 Olympics shifted the world's attention to east London.  Since then the Host Boroughs have been renamed  Growth Boroughs highlighting the scale of the opportunities available in an area of rapid and dynamic change where economic development goes hand in hand with population growth.

Barking and Dagenham has more untapped potential than any other part of the capital so now is the time to see what Barking and Dagenham has to offer with plans for over 17,000 new homes and 10,000 new jobs over the next twenty years.

The borough has some of the best value land for development and the most affordable premises for businesses large and small.

With a proud history of manufacturing, industrial and sporting excellence thanks to the talent of its people, strategic transport links and location close to major markets in the South East and onto Europe, Barking and Dagenham really is London's Newest Opportunity.

We have a number of strategic development opportunities including:

London Sustainable Industries Park – addressing the low carbon economy

Business east – attractive large scale site combining science and business

Barking Riverside – one of the largest residential developments in the UK with superb River Thames frontage

Barking Town Centre – high footfall and superb accessibility

Beam Park – very large brownfield site with great potential

Ice House Quarter – space for cultural growth on the River Roding

London’s Newest Opportunity was launched at an event held at City Hall October 2011 where local civic and business leaders combined with investors, business people and politicians to set out the Borough’s offer. On 7 October 2013 over 150 businesses, investors, politicians and key stakeholders gathered again at City Hall to hear the progress made over the last two years, how Barking and Dagenham had just won Best Overall Small Business Supporting London Borough and the emerging opportunities.

Speakers including Richard Blakeway, Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property at the GLA highlighted Barking and Dagenham’s growth potential, the increasingly young and diverse population generating new markets and opportunities alongside the wide range of development opportunities.

Download a copy of the brochure

BOLD is an annual business publication, also highlighting the work of regeneration organisations in Barking & Dagenham. The first edition was published in July 2012. The magazine is accompanied by a website and quarterly email news bulletin service. The latest version can be found here.
To find out about how the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham can help you make the most of London's Newest Opportunity, contact David Harley at the address shown.

You can also visit the economic development and inward investment website for the borough at Barking and Dagenham Enterprise.

Regeneration Enquiries

Town Hall

1 Town Square


IG11 7LU


Phone: 020 8227 3319

Email: regeneration@lbbd.gov.uk

David Harley

Group Manager - Economic Development and Sustainable Communities

Town Hall

1 Town Square


IG11 7LU


Phone: 020 8227 5316

Email: david.harley@lbbd.gov.uk