Adjacent to Beam Park, the 17-ha Ford Stamping Plant is part of the London Riverside Opportunity Area
Dagenham Dock, a joint venture between St Congar and Europa Capital Partners, acquired the site in early 2016 and demolition work started in September.
The site is near Dagenham Dock station and has a journey time to the City of 20 minutes.
The developers plan to create a mixed-use, residential-led scheme comprising 2,650 homes, and believe it will serve as a catalyst for the opportunity area, as well as integrating with Beam Park. A team has now been appointed to draw up an outline planning application for the project, which is likely to be submitted to the council in autumn 2017. This will follow a consultation process with the local community, elected representatives, the Greater London Authority (GLA) and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
Councillor Darren Rodwell, leader of Barking and Dagenham Council – who toured the site in September with Jon Cruddas, Labour MP for Dagenham and Rainham – welcomed the transformation of the “derelict site, which once epitomised post-industrial decline”.
Steve Taylor, director at St Congar, who is overseeing the project, called the site “one of the most exciting growth opportunity areas in London”.
The GLA has earmarked the Ford Stamping Plant as a key location for new homes, jobs, infrastructure and growth in the capital.