London's growth opportunity


Barking and Dagenham in East London has excellent connectivity and is the capital’s next big growth opportunity.

We have established a pioneering new company called Be First to accelerate growth in this borough. Together with our partners we plan to build more than 50,000 new homes and create 20,000 new jobs over the next 20 years.

Regeneration is focused on a number of key growth hubs, and our borough has four key assets:

  • affordability - property and land prices in our borough are the lowest in London we have London
  • availability - more than 400 hectares of development land
  • connectivity - our fantastic transport links means we are just 15 minutes from the City, from City Airport and from the M25
  • positivity - we welcome investors who share our ambition to provide opportunities for local people

Find out more about Be First



London's growth opportunity brochure (PDF, 1.74 MB)