Willmott Dixon adds Barking PRS site

Developer Willmott Dixon has agreed to buy a site for 650 private rented homes in Barking, east London. The flats will be developed under the group’s Be:here PRS brand, occupying a 3.88 acre site adjacent to a planned Sainsburys supermarket.

The site has been bought from Estates & Agency Group, which previously won permission for the supermarket development on the Abbey Retail Park site. “Barking is a key milestone in Be:here’s plans to create vibrant rental communities at scale across London and other major cities,” said Andrew Telfer, chief executive of Willmott Dixon’s development division.

The addition means Be:here now has a pipeline of around 1,300 private rented sector units, including a development at East India Dock, which is just completing construction and will shortly be let. It is also under way with another project, this time in west London at the Vinyl Factory site in Hayes.

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