Barking Town Centre is on the 'Up'

Monday 12 May 2014

Barking's Central Park

The successful regeneration of Barking Town Centre is winning more accolades, with news of two projects in the area being short-listed for prestigious awards.

At the same time, two landmark recent additions to Barking Central - the Lemonade Building and the Barking Bath House are both set to feature in a major new exhibition at the Aram Gallery in Covent Garden to commemorate the Bauhaus Movement of architecture.

The designs for William Street Quarter (Phase 2) have been short-listed for the Housing Design Awards 2012. Developed by Barking and Dagenham Council and Laing O’Rourke, the site  has been featured as a leading example of a good quality, well designed housing scheme. Designed by two firms of architects - Maccreanor Lavington and Allford Hall Monaghan Morris - the scheme will find out later in the summer whether it has been successful.

Meanwhile, the Anne Mews scheme - also known as William Street Quarter (Phase 1) has been short-listed in the London Regional category by the Royal Institute of British Architects, probably the most important and prominent judges of design and architecture anywhere in the UK.

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