Parklands at Barking Riverside

Parklands at Barking Riverside has won Gold at this year’s What House? Awards, in the ‘Best Starter Home Scheme’ category.

Long dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of the housebuilding industry, the highly competitive annual What House? Awards highlight the very best new homes and developments across the UK.


Parklands is the first phase of homes by L&Q at Barking Riverside, one of the most exciting and innovative new developments in the UK. A joint venture between L&Q and The Mayor of London, Barking Riverside is transforming a former industrial site along the River Thames into a new London district, with the area set to become a vibrant neighbourhood of over 10,000 homes.


Vicky Savage, London Managing Director at L&Q said,

“We are delighted with this fantastic result for Parklands, and proud of everyone who has put so much hard work into this scheme.

“To receive Gold for ‘Best Starter Homes’ is special, because it cuts to the heart of what we’re about as an organisation. Building quality homes which help people onto the housing ladder. This result shows we’re officially being recognised as one of the top affordable housebuilders in the country – an achievement we should all reflect on and take pride in as we look towards the end of a challenging year.”


With 100% of houses and apartments available through either Shared Ownership or London Help to Buy, Parklands offers first time buyers a unique opportunity to get onto the property ladder at the very start of the new East London masterplan vision.

Showing the demand for high quality, affordable homes within easy reach of central London, just a handful of homes remain at Parklands.

The next phase of homes is due to launch soon - visit the development page to register your interest.