POCKET’S WHITING AVENUE SCHEME HAS RECENTLY BEEN GIVEN THE GO AHEAD BY THE LONDON BOROUGH OF BARKING AND DAGENHAM.
Located close to the centre of Barking, the Whiting Avenue scheme provides 78 new Pocket homes for local, first-time buyers.
Arranged in two blocks, the proposals address a busy road to the west and a quiet residential neighbourhood to the east. Each of the new blocks will be built using timber-framed, modular, off-site construction, reducing disruption for neighbours and improving the quality of the finished homes. A combination of brick and hung tiles are proposed for the façades. A cast glass façade is proposed for circulation spaces to contrast with the texture of the tiles and to allow light into and out of the staircases.
Working closely with architects Reed Watts, we were appointed to undertake civil and structural engineering works including drainage strategy and flood risk assessment.
The scheme recently achieved its planning consent with work expected to start on site in 2018.