Scheme will include three-acre public space and 275 new homes designed by Architects AHMM

Redrow Regeneration has received planning permission for the second phase of its £100m Barking Central scheme.

The London Thames Gateway Development Corporation has given consent to Redrow to build five new buildings designed by architects AHMM to house 272 new homes, 21,000sq ft of commercial space and 18,500 sq ft of retail space. The scheme will incorporate a three-acre public space larger than Trafalgar Square, designed by landscape architect MUF.

The first phase of Barking Central is already completed, comprising 246 residential apartments and an AHMM-designed public library and learning centre which is to open on 18 June.

Ardmore will start construction of the scheme at the end of July, while the sales launch for the new homes will begin later this year. Completion is expected in 2010.