Barking and Dagenham Council

Barking and Dagenham is changing. Once home to the largest car manufacturing plant in Europe, the borough is shaking off its industrial image with an ambitious regeneration plan, which involves building 50,000 new homes over the next 20 years – including a riverside development likened to Barcelona – and London’s biggest film studio.

Barking and Dagenham is changing. Once home to the largest car manufacturing plant in Europe, the borough is shaking off its industrial image with an ambitious regeneration plan, which involves building 50,000 new homes over the next 20 years – including a riverside development likened to Barcelona – and London’s biggest film studio.