The Barking Riverside is a part of the larger Thames Gateway re-development zone which is transforming East London. It is one of the largest housing development sites in the UK and one of the largest brownfield developments in Europe. The master plan provides for a new district centre consisting of commercial offices, retail premises and other local amenities, which will be served by new rail infrastructure, extending the existing Gospel Oak rail line from Barking Station to a new Barking Riverside station in the new town centre.
The client’s design team opted for a concrete viaduct into an elevated station, in keeping with the existing local DLR line network and to suit the local topography, local road network and national grid overhead lines.
We supported MSVF during the initial tender under a PCSA agreement, collaborating with all stakeholders to develop the smart design solutions, logistics strategies, methodology and programme to deliver greater assurance and certainty.
Our scope involved the construction of a 1.5km concrete viaduct and new concrete station structure to an F4 finish.
Our approach to HSEQ at the Project was central to the Barking team being awarded the prestigious Beacon Award by Transport for London.
Barking Riverside Extension Progress - October 2020