We are delighted that planning consent has been granted by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham to support Cory’s milestone plans to deliver the world’s largest single-site waste decarbonising project.

We were the architect for the new waste handling building at Cory’s Energy from Waste site at 54-60 River Road, Barking up to planning and first stage tender, and will also have Design Guardian responsibility through to completion.

Cory River Road Barking

The development will modernise the existing waste site, refurbish the two wharves to bring them back into use, and deliver a new purpose-built industrial waste building on a designated Safeguarded Wharf and Safeguarded Waste Site. Safeguarded Wharves are those wharves in London which have been given special status by the Mayor of London’s London Plan, which ensures they are retained as working wharves and are protected from redevelopment into non-port use.

The new purpose-built building incorporates innovative machinery with direct connection to Rippleway Wharf and the River Roding. Rippleway Wharf is to be reconstructed to allow container stacking and the loading of barges. The modernised waste facility will move waste operations from road-to-road to road-to-river, utilising the river for transport, resulting in a reduction in waste vehicles on the road. The scheme will provide the capability to move waste via barges to Cory’s energy-from-waste (EfW) facilities in south-east London and will increase the amount of waste throughput which can be delivered to the site.

Cory River Road Barking

In addition to our work on a number of Safeguarded Wharf sites, we are designing and delivering ultra-urban warehouses on previously unviable city centre sites, refurbishing old industrial heritage buildings for modern day logistics and industrial uses, and blending existing and new buildings on SIL land.

We have been working with the Greater London Authority on Industrial Intensification pilot studies in London to gauge the scope for new multi-use combinations that look at logistics at different scales as part of a co-location of urban uses. We have also carried out our own research into Industrial Intensification and share our experience and expertise as members of the NLA Industrial and Logistics Expert Panel.

If you would like to talk to us about this project, please visit our contact us page.

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