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A close up shot of nighttime work on rail tracks at the Barking Riverside project.

Barking Riverside extension

An elevated terminus station and extension of the overground line to serve one of the largest new residential developments in Europe


Customer: Transport for London

Location: East London

Value: £196m

Completion: October 2022

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pier viaduct

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people supported through work experience or graduate programmes

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SME businesses benefited through our supply chain

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piles in the project's foundation

We’re helping to connect communities in East London through the extension of the Gospel Oak to Barking Overground line east of Barking Station. Delivered by the MSVF (Morgan Sindall Infrastructure and VolkerFitzpatrick) Joint Venture, the line will terminate at a new elevated station in the main square of the Barking Riverside development. This new infrastructure will serve 10,800 new homes being built as part of the Barking Riverside Limited residential development, providing transport links from the new community into Central London.

As part of the works we're delivering a 1.5 kilometre viaduct, terminus station and installing a new railway line, as well as modifying and realigning existing Network Rail operational infrastructure. The station will be a focal point of the local community, with retail space and communal areas in and around the station.

Project facts

  • Spans 4.5 kilometres in length with three major compounds within a densely populated London Borough
  • Interfaces with mainline rail lines, significant highways, HS1 tunnels, an operational goods yard, as well as a major development

Sunrise at the South Viaduct

"I visited Barking Riverside extension today to look at the station and had a long walk along the viaduct to pier 13. The safety was top class and the standard of work was high. This was only bettered by the attitude of the people I met. I was really impressed with the social value you are giving to the local community."

Stuart Harvey, Director of Major Projects, TfL

Making a difference

Stakeholder engagement is managed by our social value team. They established early relationships with the local school, residents, property developer, Network Rail, the council and other stakeholders.

We are also sponsoring Barking Rugby Club and provide fitness, nutrition and careers advice to young members at various events.

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