In March 2021, the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham approved plans to create a 21st Century, wholesale food location for London and the UK at Dagenham Dock, that will provide market tenants with modern facilities they need and in a location that offers room for growth.
Concept of how the wholesale markets could look at Dagenham Dock.
The development will be built with sustainable materials, using the latest environmental technology.
The buildings will be designed to target a high BREEM level and the plans will limit the upfront energy required during construction and when operational.
Our schematic layouts have also been carefully designed to adapt to the ever-changing demands of the retail market, with the potential introduction of a mezzanine level providing space for a future retail offering.
The design of each market supports wholesale, retail and process driven activities whilst allowing for future flexibility to meet demand as required. A multi-deck yard will provide parking spaces for vans and cars at the front and rear which allows for the separation of vehicles with HGV deliveries taking place to the rear at ground floor level.
A green corridor to the west of the site links the scheme to the existing public transport network and the River Thames.
From this route, visitors will be able to access three individual market entrances. Each entrance will be unique and identify with the history and tradition associated with these markets.
These entrances lead to an atrium which provides daylight to the market below and connects to an entrance on the east of the site. All three atria also serve as renewable energy generators, harnessing solar power through photovoltaic panels.