Axe Street, Barking

Client: Lindhill Properties/London Brough of Barking and Dagenham

Contractor: Shapoorji Pallonji Europe Ltd

Sector: BTR (Built to Rent)

Location: Excel, London

No. of Pods: 253

Practical Completion: Q3 2022

About the Project:

The development by Lindhill Properties will replace the old Abbey Sports Centre in Axe Street, Barking. It includes 170 homes for rent, including one, two and three-bedroom flats, 60 of which are expected to be offered at affordable rent.

Cllr Darren Rodwell, leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, said: “It’s great to see another exciting development get under way in Barking. It will provide affordable homes for local people, a new base for Care City to improve health services for our elderly residents, and together with a new Independent Cinema, will be another great addition to the borough.”

Abbey Sports Centre, which opened in 1986, was replaced with the £14m Abbey Leisure Centre in Bobby Moore Way in 2014. The plan to demolish the old leisure centre and redevelop the site was approved by the council’s planning committee in December 2018.

Lee Fitzpatrick managing director of Lindhill Properties, said: “It will provide much needed high quality residential properties and become a new destination development that the people of Barking can enjoy.”