Be First gets green light for 400-home scheme in Barking

Barking & Dagenham Council’s development company, Be First, has been granted consent for a 396-home build-to-rent scheme at Crown House in Barking. The development spans two buildings of 20 and 29 storeys. It includes 43% affordable homes by habitable rooms, with 169 units at low-cost rent, affordable rent and shared ownership in the shorter tower. The remaining 227 homes will be private market BTR homes. The affordable units will be owned and managed by Reside, Barking & Dagenham’s housing company. An operator for the PRS units has still to be selected. The residential provision has been scaled down from