Coming Soon: Weston Homes’ development Town Quay, Barking set to launch in Summer 2024

Award-winning housebuilder Weston Homes has announced that construction is underway at their new development Town Quay in Barking, with the launch date set for summer 2024.The £50 million (GDV) mixed-use development will provide 147 newly built one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, with a 42% affordable housing allocation and 10,764 sq. ft. of commercial space, all designed around a public plaza overlooking the Mill Pond and River Roding.Located off Abbey Road and covering over 60,600 sq. ft., Town Quay’s sustainably designed homes and ground floor commercial space are located in three new buildings set around a public plaza overlooking the waterfront.

In partnership with Be First London, working on behalf of Barking and Dagenham Council, 62 of the 147 new homes will be affordable housing, with 29 of the affordable apartments rented units and 33 shared ownership. On the landward side of the development are the open areas of Abbey Green.Designed by PRP Architects, Town Quay will reconnect the town centre to the waterfront. The architecture of the three striking new buildings, one 11-storey and two 7-storey, has been inspired by the adjacent mill and maritime buildings, featuring pitched roofs with dormer balconies, industrial warehouse-style brick facades in contrasting colours, floor-to- ceiling windows, generously sized balconies and colonnaded raised ground floors.

Pedestrian boulevards between the buildings will open onto the new waterfront public plaza. On the ground floor of the buildings there are parking bays and cycle storage and planned food and beverage commercial units, workshops and artists’ studios.All the elegant apartments at Town Quay will feature contemporary, open plan living areas, opening onto balconies or terraces, and are finished to the highest specification, with modern living in mind. Contemporary kitchens by Oakwood Kitchens have quartz stone worktops and splashbacks, integrated appliances and instant boiling and cold filtered water tap; the luxurious bathrooms feature Arctic white suites and walk-in Fascino smart showers or bathtubs. Every home is equipped with superfast full-fibre broadband.

Along the waterfront, immediately to the north of the new Town Quay development, is another Weston Homes’ site, Abbey Quay. The new £350 million (GDV) 6-acre riverside urban village will provide 1,089 luxurious apartments, expansive public amenity space and 22,281 sq. ft. of commercial retail and leisure opportunities.This ambitious scheme, built on a brownfield site, won the prestigious Gold award for ‘Best Sustainable Development’ in the 2023 WhatHouse? Awards, in recognition of Weston Homes’ trailblazing British Offsite UNisystem. This ‘fabric first’ approach to building, based out of two dedicated UK factories, exceeds U values for the Future Homes Standard, and is aligned with Barking and Dagenham Council’s goal to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Weston Homes also reaffirmed their position as a leading UK housebuilder by taking home the Gold award for ‘Best Medium Housebuilder’ at the WhatHouse Awards? 2023 for the second year running.

Together, Town Quay and Abbey Quay form part of one of the UK’s most exciting regeneration projects, Barking’s new riverside quarter. It’s why The Times has singled out the town as a new East London hot spot, and one of the top 12 best places to buy a first home in the UK. Its newfound desirability is enhanced by its status as London’s most affordable borough, plus excellent transport links including a new Overground station and
new pier for river bus services.Suzanne Aplin, Group Sales and Marketing Director at Weston Homes, says: “We are delighted to announce the launch of our new development Town Quay for the summer of 2024, which in partnership with Barking and Dagenham Council will provide not only a large number of private market sale homes, but a significant number of affordable homes.The new scheme joins our other development in Barking, the award-winning Abbey Quay, adding to our offering in what is one of London’s most exciting and up-and-coming destinations.”

For further information on Town Quay and Abbey Quay, click here  or call 01279 873 300.

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