McLaren’s 12 Thames Road Build to Rent reaches the top

McLaren’s 12 Thames Road Build to Rent and employment project in Barking tops out and is celebrated with a ceremony.

Representitives of McLaren, Be First, and Barking and Dagenham Council at the 12 Thames Road topping out ceremony | BTR News
Representitives of McLaren, Be First, and Barking and Dagenham Council at the 12 Thames Road topping out ceremony.

Contractor McLaren’s have reached the top of 12 Thames Road, a £58m mixed-use employment and residential development in Barking, East London. The development is being delivered on behalf of Be First, the regeneration arm of Barking and Dagenham Council. 

Topping out was a special occasion for the project team. The milestone was celebrated by a ceremony which began with McLaren’s Project Director, Carl Adams, who welcomed guests and introduced the project scope. This was followed by some words from Tim Porter, the Director of Delivery for Be First, highlighting the longstanding relationship between McLaren, Be First, and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham that is built on shared values and a vision for the wider community.

McLaren’s 12 Thames Road Build to Rent and employment project | BTR News
McLaren’s 12 Thames Road Build to Rent and employment project.

The 12 Thames Road project team were also joined by Councillor Darren Rodwell, Leader of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council alongside other Be First and Council representatives. 

Delivered to BREEAM ‘Very good’ certification, the residential element of the 12 Thames Road development will include 156 affordable Build to Rent homes across four multi-level residential buildings, ranging between seven to 16 storeys. Homes include a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units priced affordably, with 50% at affordable rent and 50% at London affordable rent. 

The 12 Thames Road employment element of the project will deliver 5,000 m sq of light industrial units for new and expanding businesses, alongside an additional commercial unit that will become home to the Brothers Café, who were previously on the site.