Barking Central, London Housing, Architect, Dagenham Buildings, Images, Photos
Barking Central London
Town Centre Masterplan, southeast England, UK – design by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
12 Nov 2012
Barking Central II
Design: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM)
Location: east London / Essex border
New photos from 12 Nov 2012:
Barking Central links commercial needs with civic engagement to breathe life into what had become something of a forgotten Thames Gateway backwater. A cluster of new buildings – a diverse mix of forms, heights, tones and textures – are positioned around the existing Barking Town Hall to capture a civic square and reintroduce historical routes.
RIBA Award winner, 19 May 2011
This second phase of development around Barking Town Hall and its new plaza completes an architectural ensemble grouped on either side of a compact urban woodland called the Arboretum.
To the immediate east of the new Arboretum is the recently completed apartment building and Learning Centre of Phase 1 which establishes the identity of the whole scheme. To the West and North are four of the new Phase II buildings, and one further residential block on Axe Street to the East of Phase 1. They are deliberately mixed in both character and size.
The residential accommodation in the scheme contains a variety of high specification 1, 2 and 3 bed units, each with private amenity spaces.
The scheme incorporates a sustainability strategy providing 10% renewables through bio mass heating and wind turbines. Consideration is given to the material choices and the scheme includes both brown and green roofs.
Barking Central II – Building Information
Client: Redrow Regeneration (Barking) Ltd London
Borough of Barking and Dagenham
On Site: 2010
Barking Central I
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
The first stage in the Masterplan for the Town Centre of the London Borough of Barking, is to provide 200 flats in two new parallel blocks.
They are built above the refurbished library which is to become a child and adult education facility fronted by a new public square – Barking Town Square – designed by Public Realm Architects Muf. Its roof is the shared private garden between the blocks.
Elevations have a distinctive aluminium skin with coloured glass mosaic balconies that suggest the varying programme.
Barking Central I – Building Information
Client: Redrow Regeneration (Barking) Ltd &
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
Completed: September 2007
Barking Central I – Awards
Housing Design Award 2005
MIPIM Award Best Mixed Use 2007
European Prize for Public Urban Space 2008
Barking Central London design : Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM)
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Mies van der Rohe Award Nominee 2009
Another Allford Hall Monaghan Morris design in London:
The Battleship Building Refurbishment, Paddington
photograph © Tim Soar
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Key London Design by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris:
Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
image © Timothy Soar
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