Join the Young Urbanists for a walking tour of Barking’s town centre, exploring its new and upcoming developments. 

Barking town centre’s strategic position – just 15 minutes from the City of London – means that it is experiencing a huge expansion in the residential and commercial offer centred around Barking Station. With retail, creative industries and leisure opportunities at its heart, it promises to become a thriving new centre for east London. This hive of development is spear-headed by Be First Regeneration, a wholly council owned developer, aiming to provide 50,000 new homes and 20,000 new jobs by 2037. 

The tour is expected to take approximately 90 minutes, and will finish at a cafe for drinks and a chat. 

When: 11am, Saturday 30th July 

Meeting point: Barking Station 

The tour will be led by Selasi Setufe. Selasi is a Senior Architect and Innovative Sites Manager at Be First Regeneration and co-founder of Black Females in Architecture. She was recently made an MBE for her services to diversity in architecture in the Queen's 2022 New Year's Honours. 

If you have any questions, please relay them to our Young Urbanist Coordinator [email protected]

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