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Barking's Healthy New Town project to have physical activity 'designed in'

By Tom Walker    09 May 2019
The project is set to become home to more than 30,000 people
Barking Riverside will offer residents some fantastic opportunities to be more active
– Huw Edwards

Physical activity body ukactive has partnered with developer Barking Riverside Limited (BRL) to help create a mixed-use residential project with a focus on healthy, active lifestyles.

The Barking Riverside project – described as one of the UK’s most significant housing developments – is being built on land formerly occupied by the Barking Power Station in East London, adjacent to the River Thames.

The project is set to become home to more than 30,000 people and ukactive will help the developer create a "thriving district with a strong social impact".

BRL has contracted ukactive to undertake a research project with a variety of stakeholders, in order to understand which blue water facilities or other physical activity services would best respond to the opportunity in the area, with the site’s location on the banks of the Thames.

The development is London’s only Healthy New Town – an NHS-backed initiative – which will exemplify how the built environment can contribute to the health and wellbeing of local communities and wider society.

BRL has worked with the University of East London to consider the wellbeing benefits associated with access to blue space.

The work with ukactive seeks to extend this by investigating new facilities and partnerships that could amplify the benefits.

The developer wants to establish a sustainable and attractive physical activity offer using 2km of water frontage.

The aim is to work with local people and other stakeholders and partners to ensure facilities are activated for local people, with ukactive set to provide insight and guidance on the most effective solutions. The project will result in the development of evidence-based recommendations that will inform the programme and facilities that are designed for the riverfront at Barking Riverside.

ukactive acting CEO Huw Edwards said: "Barking Riverside is an innovative project which will offer residents some fantastic opportunities to be more active.

"These ambitious plans have set out to include physical activity by design, rather than as an all-too-common afterthought – showing that Barking Riverside is committed to building homes which provide the best environment for a healthier, happier community.

"The waterfront at Barking Riverside offers an exciting opportunity to create some great ways for local residents to get active right on their doorstep.”

Matthew Carpen, MD of BRL, added: “We're designing Barking Riverside as a place that changes outcomes for those who live here – putting local residents at the heart of our plans and ensuring that the facilities that we invest in are impactful and well considered.

"ukactive will help us find the solutions and partnerships that are transformative and exciting.

"This project will bring more opportunities to the area – which could be anything from Dragon Boat Racing on the Thames, to open water swimming in a public lido."

Research has previously shown Barking to be the London borough with the highest level of physical inactivity – 30 per cent of the population is classed as physically inactive.

• To read a feature-length article on the Healthy New Towns initiative, click here for CLADmag issue 3 2018

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