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BOLD Issue 11 | Spring 2019




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Editor-in-chief James Renoux-Wood Design Smallfury Production manager Christopher Hazeldine Business development director Paul Gussar Senior business development manager Shelley Cook Projects manager Sue Mapara Subscriptions manager Simon Maxwell Managing director Toby Fox


Print Bishops Printers Cover Image Jimmy Lee Photography Images BOW Arts, Paul Stallard, Sabine Dundure Photography, Sharron Wallace, Denise Demarziani, Indre Neiberkaite, Apparata. White Arkitekter, Kajsa Kax, WENN Rights Ltd / Alamy, Saira Awan of SAI Photography, Copyright: JayBright Media, Neil Perry, inviewphotography.co.uk, CU London / Jason Senior REDPIX Selected Creative Barking and Dagenham, Studio 3 Arts and GLOW images © Jimmy Lee photography / jimmylphotography.com Published by Sunley House, Bedford Park, Croydon CR0 2AP T 020 7978 6840 3foxinternational.com Subscriptions and feedback boldmagazine.co.uk



Culture, housing, employment, leisure: the latest updates.

Regeneration reports, detailing the progress of the major development schemes.




In less than a decade, Barking and Dagenham has been transformed: we track the major changes since BOLD was first published in 2012.



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Map and projects



London’s first ever Youth Zone is coming to Barking and Dagenham – and the opportunities for young people don’t stop there.


Facts and Figures

The headline achievements show significant success.



We speak to Barking’s now wellestablished cultural organisations about their recent successes.

BOLD speaks to a first-time buyer at Rivermill Lofts, a new housing development on the River Roding.


Rivermill Lofts


Further New Homes Proposed Within the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

Bringing High Quality New Homes to the Barking Area



Londoneast goes to the movies Londoneast-uk Business and Technical Park has been sold to Barking and Dagenham Trading Partnership, a subsidiary of Barking and Dagenham Council. Londoneastuk covers 6.8ha of the former Sanofi pharmaceutical plant in Dagenham, bought by SOG Group in 2014, and is currently home to 42 small enterprises employing around 500 people. Darren Rodwell, leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, said: “We are not coming in here to change things, but to continue the development of this fantastic business park. Londoneast-uk is a superb example of what can be created when the public and private sector share a vision and work together.” SOG Group managing director John Lewis agreed that the Dagenham regeneration story is an example to the rest of the country of how the private

and public sectors can work together for the benefit of the whole community. He said: “Over the next few years, thousands of people will be working on the former Sanofi site, which is more than in the heyday of the pharmaceutical company. “In addition, lots more jobs will be created through the supplier network across the region, helping to support all of these businesses.” The deal is also the latest milestone in the area’s transformation into London’s newest media and digital centre, with Pacifica Ventures announced last March (2018) as the preferred bidder to build the capital’s biggest film studios on the site. A feasibility study jointly commissioned by the council, Be First, and the mayor of London, estimates the studios will create 780 jobs and bring £35 million to the national economy.

Ed Skeates, development director at Be First, Barking and Dagenham Council’s regeneration company, which is delivering the new studios, said: “With London’s largest film studios on the way and London’s largest data centres being built on the adjacent site, there’s no doubt the buildings and office space will be much sought after by production companies and the creative industries. It will be a huge boost to our efforts to create new jobs and opportunities for local people.” In addition, east London social enterprise group Team JGO moved its operation to Londoneast-uk in December, taking over space originally allocated to Crisis, the homelessness charity, to create a specialist training facility for community and voluntary sector organisations. The rental anticipated to be in the region of £20,000, going to Crisis.



All aboard for new arts facility

City of London buys power station site The City of London Corporation has bought Barking Power Station and the Barking Reach Power Station site, for a reported £125 million. Thanks to £1 million of funding from the Greater London Authority and Arts Council England, Barking-based community arts body Studio 3 Arts will aim to transform the Galleon Centre in Boundary Road into what could become a worldclass arts centre. While plans are in the early stages, the organisation hopes to create front-ofhouse and studio spaces, new dressing rooms, a public garden with a gallery, and a community cafe/bar. Artistic director Liza Vallance said: “I really value our relationship with the council. The funding would never have happened unless the council really believed in our vision. “As yet, I don’t really know what that is going to look like in practice. It’s going to be down to local people to work with our selected architect to dream up the plans for the building. I’m confident they will come up with the right answers because they always have so far.” Studio 3 Arts has also secured funding from Arts Council England, enabling it to


continue to run the Creative Barking and Dagenham (CBD) programme of activity for the next three years. CBD was one of the six original projects set up in 2014 as a part of the national Creative People and Places initiative, with the mission of enabling local people to create, commission and curate outstanding arts and creative activities within the local area. The aim was to promote Barking and Dagenham as a place where exciting art of all forms are made and shown. It has since empowered local people to curate festivals such as GLOW, Dagfest and Thamesfest through its ‘cultural connectors’ programme, as well as providing funding for local projects through REACH and offering participation workshops through CBD’s ‘Get Creative’. Phase three of the programme will see the core consortium of local organisations – led by Studio 3 Arts – continue to create opportunities for local people to develop, present and experience innovative and world class arts and culture on their doorstep.

Beating stiff competition from retailer Amazon, the corporation was chosen as the preferred bidder by vendor Barking Power in December 2018. The corporation is now considering the 17-ha site for consolidating its three wholesale food markets – Billingsgate (fish), Smithfield (meat and poultry) and New Spitalfields (fruit, vegetables and flowers) – on a single site. A decision on a preferred option will be made after public consultation this year, although parliamentary legislation will be required to approve any relocation. The three existing market sites could potentially unlock hundreds of millions of pounds for their redevelopment into commercial schemes.

£25m+ Barking and Dagenham’s share of £1 billion towards building new council homes in London.


£25 million for council homes Last November, mayor of London Sadiq Khan distributed £1 billion of funding to 26 of the 32 London boroughs to build more than 11,000 new homes at social rent levels by 2022. Barking and Dagenham Council will use its £25,338,000 share to help build 565 new properties across the borough, starting in 2019. With London facing a long-term housing shortage and the supply of council homes halved since 1980 to just under 18,000, around 250 properties are lost to Right to Buy every year. Cameron Geddes, cabinet member for social housing and regeneration, said: “We welcome any additional funding for new council housebuilding and hope it will help address the huge demand for genuinely affordable homes across the borough. “We have a number of new developments planned over the next few years that will help our residents who struggle with soaring private rents and insecure tenancies.”

Innovative modular Olympic-sized pool for Becontree In January, Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington, with other swimming stars, opened a new 50m Olympic-length pool at Becontree Heath Leisure Centre, the only full-length pool in the borough and one of only six in London. Construction of the £2 million project is a world-first. Modular in form and lined with steel, the pool is built above ground level, making installation faster and more

cost-effective. It will be heated by a new energy centre, managed by the council’s own district energy company, B&D Energy, which will also supply low-carbon heat to new homes in the area through its district heating network. Large-scale pieces of artwork around the sides of the pool are by local students from Marks Gate School, who won a competition to get involved.

Residents’ final say on Central Park development Barking and Dagenham residents had their final consultation on the proposed redevelopment of Dagenham’s Central Park in February 2019. The £1.1 million revamp of the park, approved by the council in October 2018, will include a new adventure play track, a BMX track for toddlers and a £200,000 investment in Dagenham Rugby Club’s clubhouse. After the final consultation, the scheme will be submitted for planning approval from Barking and Dagenham Council and the Environment Agency.



Sixth form ‘in UK’s top five’ A Barking and Dagenham sixth form has been rated the fifth-best comprehensive for progress in the country, according to the government’s latest performance tables, which came out in February 2019. The figures show that the Eastbury Community School sixth form is not only the second best in London, but its progress scores are higher than those of many independent schools in the country. David Dickson, executive head of the school, said: “Many of our students are now progressing to the most competitive universities, apprenticeships and careers in the country. “Huge congratulations and thanks go to all the staff, our hardworking students, supportive parents, governors and the local council.”

Last year, Ofsted awarded the school’s sixth form provision ‘good’, with inspectors extremely impressed with the highly effective leadership, the students’ determination to succeed and their high aspirations for the future. Head of sixth form, Simon Conway, was delighted with the recognition: “We are extremely proud to have been recognised as one of the highest performing sixth forms in the country. “This evidence demonstrates that we are offering our students the very best post-16 education that they can get in the country.” Eastbury’s results come at a time when nine out of 10 schools in Barking and Dagenham are rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Beam: fair and green electricity for all Barking and Dagenham Council has launched its own greener energy provider, Beam Energy. The not-for-profit company offers 100% renewable electricity to customers in Barking and Dagenham, Greater London and East Anglia, with fair tariffs, and fair pay-as-you-go rates, often used by the more vulnerable residents with the tightest budgets. Leader of the council, Councillor Darren Rodwell said: “At the local elections last year, we promised to set up an energy company that would help local people with their bills as the cost of living rises. I’m delighted that we’ve been able to deliver on that pledge so quickly. “Beam Energy has been designed with our residents in mind – the call centres are based in the UK, the number is free to call, and we have some of the best pay-as-you-go rates around – while other energy providers tend to penalise these customers. There is also the added benefit of being able to top-up via SMS text, phone, online or at any of the PayPoint outlets.”

Demolition at Sebastian Court Demolition started in February of Sebastian Court, in preparation for a new affordable housing scheme on the site. The new development, by Be First and Jerram Falkus, will provide more than 90 quality homes classed as affordable and built for local people, The demolition work will be completed by July, and public consultations will be held in early March.




he old Control Room was once part of Barking Power Station and is now one of only two power station landmarks that still remain standing in London. The Control Room was opened in 1925 by King George V and remains a significant part of the heritage at Barking Riverside London; a brand new London neighbourhood creating up to 10,800 homes in partnership with L&Q and the Greater London Authority (GLA).

The Control Room is a legacy of the Power Station and Barking’s rich history so we have every intention of restoring the building as part of the Barking Riverside development and exploring all options that could allow some form of public access. The community have a genuine connection with the Power Station which Barking Riverside Limited (BRL) clearly recognise.

The Control Room was opened in 1925 by King George V

There are no confirmed plans of what the Control Building will be used for but BRL are open to exploring all commercial and public use opportunities for this amazing building. The building is currently popular for location shoots and has been used for a range of filming including Hollywood Blockbusters to BBC dramas such as Hard Sun. The B Station building is another building that was part of the former power station.

This striking building was recently cleared and made accessible this year; here you will find eight individual chambers with ceilings that are three storeys high. Again, this building has great potential for future commercial and residential use. For further insight into Barking Riverside’s history, please visit the Barking Riverside YouTube Channel via our website.

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The right track







and Dagenham Council is offering artists live-work spaces within new build blocks at low affordable rents in perpetuity. This is a massive win, not only growing the local economy, but enriching local cultural life, helping the artists, inspiring residents and creating an interesting place to be. Plans are afoot for a project with well-known local artist Grayson Perry, which will draw attention to the work the council is doing to create affordable space for artists. Affordability is Barking and Dagenham Council’s watchword. Be First aims to ensure up to 80% of its new housing is affordable. Similarly, 50% of new homes on the Beam Park development are earmarked as affordable units and just over half of the first phase of Weavers Quarter will be for shared ownership. It is this pledge to entrench affordable property within the borough’s housing developments that singles Barking and Dagenham out as a borough making sure the changes taking place will provide wide-ranging opportunities. Naylor explains: “It’s clear we’re a place that puts people first and actually with a will you can make a profit as well. When places grow rapidly, people get pushed out. We’ve got an opportunity to avoid that, we need lots of different tenures to suit the lifestyle and economic circumstances of the people in the borough; it’s making sure we have places where teachers, junior doctors and bartenders can live. We need to fill that gap in London’s market.” But it’s not just about housing, the council’s ‘no-one left behind’ campaign will ensure all members of the community benefit from regeneration. An independent growth commission ★M  ade in Dagenham film studios announced ★ Countryside and L&Q selected for Beam Park development ★ New masterplan for Barking Riverside approved ★ Plans for Vicarage Field Shopping Centre submitted


★ ★ ★ ★ ★

 ord Stamping Plant demolition work begins F Second stage of Gascoigne estate approved First Barking Folk Festival takes place LBBD announces Be First, its own development company The White House public space opens on Becontree



report about the strategy is described by leader of the council, Darren Rodwell, as being capable of harnessing the borough’s opportunity to deliver growth that is inclusive and benefits residents. This is something the redesign of council services should aid, integrating services to provide one point of contact, making it easier for residents to get what they need. The council is also investing in online solutions, while providing support and assistance, allowing easier access to information and involving the community in co-producing services where appropriate. It may seem aspirational, but the council is listening to what residents want and responding. Affordable housing is available, a £6 million Youth Zone – the first of its kind in London – will provide a safe place for 250 young people to go every night, 91% of schools are rated

‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and the borough is now home to a university. Coventry University opened CU London in 2017, just 18 months after an initial conversation about the university’s plans to move to London. Housed in Dagenham Civic Centre, a previously underused Art Deco building, 50% of students are local, illustrating perfectly that if you provide opportunities to the borough, residents will seize them. Naylor enthuses: “It’s symbolic, children walk to school every day past a top university. The degree courses are explicitly designed for local people on lower incomes – the university is also full of women in their late 40s, we had no idea that was going to happen.” The university is considering relocating its TV and film courses to Dagenham to enable a good relationship with the film studios, which are expected to be up and

Pictured: proposals for the film studios in Dagenham.


running in a few years. The film studios perfectly illustrate how the borough can achieve its potential – proving to developers and residents they’ve got the land but also the imagination.

Awards and achievements •C  ouncil of the Year 2018 (Local Government Chronicle) •B  arking and Dagenham College — Best Teaching and Learning Initiative in 2018 (TES Further Education Awards) •C  ouncil wins Best Housing, Regeneration or New Initiative award 2018 (Association for Public Service Excellence) •B  arking and Dagenham Character Study by Allies and Morrison received a commendation (NLA Masterplan and Area Strategies 2018) •D  agenham Library, Library of the Year 2016 (British Book Industry Awards) •B  arking Riverside wins Development of the Year (Sunday Times British Homes Award 2013) •B  arking Riverside (Housing Design Award 2013) • Ice House Quarter refurbishment and extension to the Granary (Civic Trust Award) •B  arking Central joint overall winner (NLA 2011) •B  arking Central award for architecture (RIBA 2011) •B  arking Town Square – European prize for public urban space (Public Space 2008)

★ L BBD establishes Be First, its own regeneration company ★ Youth Zone announced for Barking ★ CU London opens providing university education in Dagenham ★ Film studios development competition announced

★F  ilm studios given green light ★ London mayor announced £500 million boost for Barking Riverside ★ Pacifica announced as chosen film studios bidder ★ Plans for Beam Park approved ★ Work started on ‘Youth Zone’

★Y  outh Zone Opens





Led by design

Barking and Dagenham Council and its regeneration company Be First believe that development isn’t just about housing stock — importance should also be placed on excellent architecture to create successful places. Matt Ross reports

Good design creates great places where people want to be,” says Caroline Harper, chief planning director at Barking and Dagenham Council’s regeneration agency Be First. And because of that simple fact, building regeneration projects around


strong design principles doesn’t just benefit existing local residents and workers; it also helps to attract new people and businesses to an area, boosting economic activity and returns for investors and developers. It’s particularly important to get the

design right when increasing an area’s density – and the council is half way through a 20-year growth strategy that envisages around 50,000 new homes and 20,000 new jobs. “Everybody deserves to live in a nice home,” says Harper. “Our growth ambitions have to work


for people.” But she stresses that good design should not be unaffordable: “My job is to make sure we have a planning framework that encourages growth without unnecessarily stifling it,” she says. “We’re open to innovative design, and to making sure that projects are commercial and deliverable.” Be First has, for example, commissioned an architect with extensive experience in off-site, modular construction to handle part of the Gascoigne Estate’s redevelopment. Linda Thiel, director of Scandinavian firm White Arkitekter’s London studio, explains that using modular components would cut time and money from the construction process, freeing up cash for “high quality materials in the key areas: the parks, courtyards and ground-floor frontages. It’s about trying to spend the money in the right place.”

The rebuilt Gascoigne Estate will provide up to 2,500 new homes, two schools and a medical centre, plus commercial retail space. Phase one of the eastern block – featuring more than 400 homes and the secondary school – is largely complete; and White has been allocated phase two, comprising 500 new homes and a park that abuts the town centre to the north. Homes will lie in four blocks, Thiel explains, including two with central courtyards providing communal gardens. Over 60% of homes will be classed as affordable – either ‘affordable rent’ or for shared ownership – “the design is tenureblind, mixing homes in each block”. The focus has been on allowing sunshine into the apartments, she adds: almost all have an open-plan living area, with dual aspect windows on two sides and a balcony, “so you have one big space with lots of light”.

But good design must recognise the everyday challenges of urban life – particularly when redeveloping an estate that has had high levels of crime and deprivation in the past. So ground-floor retail and commercial

Pictured: A House for Artists (left); Linda Thiel (above); projections for the Gascoigne Estate (below).



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blended across the development, avoiding the design mistakes of the past. The scheme signals the kind of high-density, high quality, mixed-use development that will be required to realise the council’s growth plans. But good design reaches beyond what is built, considering what may be lost in redevelopment projects – and Be First is keenly aware of the need to hang onto and celebrate Barking’s cultural and community heritage. “There’s a tendency for the creative industries to get pushed out as areas regenerate, and we want to create spaces for creative [professionals] to live and work here indefinitely,” says Harper. “That’s an important part of creating a successful place and community.” Barking has long attracted artists and other creatives, points out Hadrian

Garrard, director of Create London – which manages projects bringing together art, development and local communities. The town’s blend of reasonable prices and high-ceilinged former industrial buildings has encouraged many to set up live-work studios in the area, he points out. And artists, in turn, help build the creative businesses, community networks and lively local cultures that make neighbourhoods attractive to future residents. But too often, he adds, when areas get regenerated “the artists are priced out, and off they go”. Part of Be First’s solution is A House for Artists: 12 artist-friendly apartments, with a community space filling the ground floor. Managed by Create London, the community hall will host exhibitions, courses and events – with activities led by the artist residents, who

will each give half a day per week in exchange for long-term tenancy of the affordable flats above. Local arts hero Grayson Perry is to help select the tenants, explains Garrard, with the goal of creating something “genuinely useful and of real value to local people, while offering the artists space to put down roots within the community”. Nicholas Lobo Brennan, director of the building’s architect Apparata, explains that the apartments will have spacious, lofty workspaces – and these rooms will be highly adaptable, allowing residents to alter them as their needs change. “We wanted to make interiors that can be changed to fit how people want to live their lives,” he says. “So if you’ve got young people on one floor, they can choose to share their workspaces by opening up double doors. “And if you’ve got young families, they can put up a wall in their apartment to create a room for their child.” Downstairs, the community space “is very open; very much part of the street,” he continues, “so people can see what’s going on inside” – where the resident artists will be “getting their hands dirty: leading workshops, teaching, running events with people across different generations”.



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Once considered to be playing second fiddle to its inner east London creative neighbours, Barking and Dagenham’s time in the cultural spotlight has arrived, demonstrated not only by the excitement over new film studios, but by a host of innovative and prospering organisations. Suruchi Sharma reports 26


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Crown House (Cambridge Road)

Be First, Barking and Dagenham Council’s regeneration company, has submitted a planning application to redevelop Crown House on Cambridge Road into 400 new homes, along with retail and commercial units and improved public realm. This key location, close to Barking train station, is currently dominated by Crown House, an under-used 1960s office block, with car parking. The scheme would create a new area of public realm, connecting with the town centre and providing a new public route to the station, with trees and underplanting improving the overall setting. The project is across two sites adjacent to the Tabernacle Church, and comprises two interlocking towers, with lower

‘shoulder’ buildings to provide a setting for the church. The scale responds to the neighbouring Barking 360 development (next page), creating a cluster of height immediately south of Barking station. The facade of the towers reference the birch trees from which Barking derives its name, while the shoulder buildings are built of a brick that reflects the reds found along the High Street and on the Tabernacle Church. The apartments will be for shared ownership, affordable rent and market rent. Each will have its own private amenity space, and more than 60% will be dual aspect. Because of the site’s proximity to Barking station, the development will be car-free. If the planning application is successful, demolition work will start imminently, with completion due by 2021.

Fresh Wharf

Developer Countryside and Notting Hill Housing Association have started work on delivering the first 532 homes on the 6.87-ha Fresh Wharf site in Barking. Scheduled for completion in autumn 2020, it will be the first phase of a development with 911 homes, a new park, and a selection of local shops, cafes and restaurants. Demolition on the brownfield site started in February 2018, and the whole development is scheduled for completion in 2026. Fresh Wharf will comprise one, two and three-bedroom apartments and threebedroom houses, all making the most of their riverside frontage and city views. The initial concept design proposals for the area were created as part of a joint project by Jestico + Whiles and Glenn Howells Architects, with Metropolitan Workshop subsequently brought on board to update the plan. Fresh Wharf is a 15-minute walk from Barking station with underground, overground and rail connections into central London, and next to the North Circular and A13.



360 Barking

The second phase of Swan Housing Association’s 360 Barking development in Cambridge Road, next to the station, was due to be completed as BOLD went to press. Overseen by NU living, Swan’s in-house contractor, the scheme will create 291 energy-efficient homes, 96 of which will be allocated as affordable, with priority for the properties given to current residents of Barking and Dagenham. The site is inside the Barking Town Centre Housing Zone, one of 30 areas of the capital earmarked by the Greater London Authority for fast-tracked housing development. The £52 million 360 Barking project will provide 291 new apartments, on a shared ownership and private basis, in four cylindrical towers, including a concierge and commercial space which will be used by Barking and Dagenham Council. Its regeneration company, Be First, ran a competition to find an arts-based user for the space.


Axe Street The redevelopment of the Abbey Sports Centre on Axe Street, Barking, won planning approval in December 2018. More than 170 homes will be delivered on-site, of which 35% will be below market rate. The project, to be delivered by developer Lindhill Properties in a joint venture with Barking and Dagenham’s regeneration company, Be First, will also feature Care City – a scheme by the council and the North East London Foundation Trust – and two retail units. In addition, a new Arthouse cinema will give the borough a cultural lift.

Councillor Darren Rodwell, leader of the council, said: “The new Arthouse cinema will satisfy the soul for film lovers and add vibrancy to the town centre. And the new affordable flats will help local people find a new home. It’s what I call inclusive arts.” Arthouse’s new venture comes on the back of its successful Crouch End cinema, which won Time Out’s mostloved cultural venue in 2016. Sam Neophytou, director of Arthouse, said: “Our aim is to make the arts affordable and accessible to all in our community with fair ticket pricing.”


Burbridge Close

Tenants of Burbridge Close, which features ‘East End’ style cottages for people over 60, took residence in August 2018 thanks to Barking and Dagenham Council’s home swap scheme. This enables older and disabled residents to move to purposebuilt homes at affordable rents, while releasing larger, under-occupied housing for local families to move into. The £6.5 million design-and-build development by Mulalley was inspired by the traditional Choumert Square in Peckham, and allows neighbours to chat with each other across the street, creating a community environment. Iain Ferguson, commercial director of Be First, which built the six new bungalows for the council, said: “This project epitomises the Be First approach. This is about building quality homes, on-time and to budget and developing great communities. “The bungalows were designed to create a neighbourly environment.”

The Leys

Mulalley has completed the £19 million Leys regeneration project. Designed by Karakusevic Carson Architects, and developed by Barking and Dagenham’s regeneration firm Be First, the scheme has modern housing, with improved links to the neighbouring park.

Delivered in two phases, phase one of the scheme comprised 30 two, three and four-bed houses and 59 one and two-bed apartments, of which seven are wheelchair adaptable units. Of those, 19 were for private sale, mostly sold to local people via Help to Buy, and 70 at affordable rents. Of the second phase of 69 homes, 34 were shared ownership, and 35 for ‘affordable rent’.







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Festivals, film, focused design

Summer 2017

Issue 2


Establishing the UK’s first garden city for more than 100 years

With the first tranche of homes already built, thousands more are planned

New communities are forged as first-time buyers flock to Ebbsfleet

Work is now underw ay arting the timer on the ambitious Ebbsfleet Garde ticking n numbers speak towards completion. The for themselves

Industry experts collaborate to bring the project forward, as the first school opens

since Ebbsflee t Development Corporation – oversee the Implementationing Framework – was established

Evening economy, established enterprise

Private/public: pulling forces

Above: Indycube seeks to unionise self-employed people – such as graphic designers – to provide workers’ rights support.



Facts and figures 20-year growth strategy will create:















The Weston Homes philosophy


Bold partners joining together to support Barking & Dagenham

Be First Nick Williams communications @befirst.london

The Boathouse Carole Pluckrose carole @boathousecic.co.uk

CU London General enquiries cul@coventry.ac.uk

Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects Phillip Dawson ped@fbmarchitects.com

Golf and Leisure Experiences Scott Cranfield scott@golfle.net

Jerram Falkus Roger Lawson roger.lawson @jerramfalkus.com

Rooff Steve Drury sdrury@rooff.co.uk

Sitematch London Paul Gussar paul@3foxinternational.com

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BOLD #11  

The first rebranded issue of BOLD magazine looks at the transformation of Barking and Dagenham over the last decade, into one of the capital...

BOLD #11  

The first rebranded issue of BOLD magazine looks at the transformation of Barking and Dagenham over the last decade, into one of the capital...