Description of Abbey Quay
Abbey Quay is a £350 million residential-led mixed-use development in Barking, East London IG11.
The development will provide 1,089 new homes of mixed tenure alongside retail, commercial and leisure facilities on the 6 acre Abbey Retail Park site.
Set to launch to the market from a spectacular on-site marketing suite in spring 2021.
New Build Homes
The development will deliver 1,089 new homes comprising 737 private sale 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments and penthouses and 352 (35% of all habitable rooms) provided as affordable housing including affordable rent, shared ownership and discount market-sale tenures.
The apartments will be situated across 13 residential blocks split across three buildings, ranging from seven to 29 storeys. The residential buildings are arranged around a pair of large communal landscaped podium gardens for occupants to utilise.
Masterplanned and designed by architectural practice Broadway Malyan, ‘Abbey Quays’ consists of striking contemporary buildings including a reception-hub and pavilion building, designed around the riverfront and new public and communal spaces.
- 22,281 sq ft of commercial/leisure space, including a new riverside pub/restaurant
- 6,857 sqft Max Whitlock MBE athletes training centre/gym
- 11,528 sqft of employment space
- 5,059 sqft of community space, including a community hall for local community events and children’s parties
- community-hub/reception for accepting/meeting deliveries/visitors for residents. The scheme is located within a new high-quality public realm that includes public artwork, landscaping, a new riverside walkway and a waterside plaza with a spectacular rill water feature.
Public artwork commissioned by local artist Susanna Wallis.
Covering over 1,190,100 sq ft, Abbey Quays’ will front directly onto the River Roding, a tributary of the River Thames, and is bordered by London Road and Abbey Road, where it overlooks the Abbey Green public open space. It is situated a short walk from Barking’s mainline and London Underground station.
In Tudor times the site was a quay servicing the adjacent Barking Abbey and village. By the 19th century, it was a vibrant fishing village, becoming an industrial zone during the Victorian era and thereafter. The retail park was built by the Estates & Agency Group during the 1980s providing retail warehouse units and parking.