Vicarage Field Redevelopment

The transformation of Vicarage Field will create a dynamic new residential and commercial destination for east London.

Having gained planning permission for the redevelopment of the Vicarage Field site, which sits between Barking Station and Barking Central, we are now preparing to commence works on the project.

Reserved Matters for Phase 1 have now been approved which will see the first element of this exciting regeneration project come to life. This first phase faces Barking station and has been identified as a key catalyst for high quality change and regeneration in Barking Town Centre.

Phase 1 will include retail units at ground floor, space for a gym and 26 new homes, including larger three bedroom and duplex apartments suitable for families.

Regeneration in Barking Town Centre

Barking is undergoing an exciting period of rapid change and growth which will see it positioned as one of the most vibrant and visited parts of east London.

The City of London’s ambition to consolidate and relocate their wholesale markets to Dagenham Dock presents a great opportunity for Vicarage Field to develop a best-in-class food offer to local residents and visitors to the town centre.

We are very much aligned with the Council’s vision for the Town Centre to be a place known for its healthy, high quality food offer and intend to explore provision of a unique and transformational food hub.

As well as an exciting customer offer, this will become place for food entrepreneurs to set up businesses, developing and testing their products or experimenting with new ideas in collaboration with other businesses.

Want to learn more?

For more information on the future of Barking Town Centre, visit BeFirst’s website by clicking here.

BeFirst have produced an exciting 10-year vision on behalf of Barking and Dagenham Council and you can read all about their strategy on their website.

Alternatively, you can also watch their short summary video here.

Statement from LBBD on the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) for Vicarage Field and surrounding land:

“The Council is disappointed the Government’s Planning Inspector did not confirm the Compulsory Purchase Order for Vicarage Field, despite stating in their report that there was ‘an extremely compelling case in the public interest for the development in meeting economic, environmental and social needs.’ The Council remains committed to delivering its ambitious vision for Barking Town Centre and the redevelopment of Vicarage Field forms an important part of this. 

“We want to continue to see investment in our borough, with new homes and an improved food and drink offer and night-time economy for our residents and we’ll continue to work to deliver this.”