Ambitious sustainable living development at Barking Riverside

The Project

One of the most ambitious developments in the UK with a vision of sustainable living.

The Brief

At 185 hectares, the Barking Riverside is one of the largest development sites in London. It is also the most ambitious and important developments in the UK. The vision was to provide a model for sustainable living in the 21st Century where best practice is used throughout.

The Solution

Barking Riverside has been built on the former Barking Power Station site and so making it developable has required land remediation, site clearance and changes to land levels to plan for flood risk. 

With 40% of the development designed as green space, Aggregate Industries Charcon Infilta block paving provided a permeable surface to the hard landscaped areas, allowing water filtration through the paving and mitigating flood risk across the site.

With sustainable living at the heart of this project, our Infilta block paving helped tackle the necessary drainage requirements while our natural stone replica paving, StoneMaster, provided a wonderful landscape setting with up to 57% non primary materials within its mix. 

Furthermore, Andover Washed, characterised by it's pale, understated colour was also provided to enhance the contemporary backdrop of the project. This product also has a minimum of 53% recycled or reclaimed material. To finish the site off, Eco Countryside Kerb, with it's exceptional environmental credentials, maximised the use of renewable materials on site and optimised resource productivity.

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Project details

  • Barking Riverside Limited

  • Sheppard Robson

  • Mae with O'Keefe

  • Housing

  • LB Barking and Dagenham, Southern Housing Group and the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation 

  • D. F. Cark Bionomique 

    • Built on the former Barking power station
    • 40% of the development designed on green space
    • Sustainable living at the heart of the project
Andover Infilta

The benchmark when it comes to aethetically pleasing permeable paving. Incorporating the unique characteristics of our leading Andover modular paving range, Andover Infila with it's hidden nibs is a discreet sustainable drainage solution.