Marks Gate Development

Development Detail

New Build
bed spaces
Barking, East London
Social Housing
Apr 2016
"This is the best thing thats happend in the dioceses in 30 years. What an amazing purpose built 6 flats where we are able to support 2 single men who were in temporary accommodation. The other 4 flats are managed by Greenwhich Council"
John Bunyon, Chelmsford Diocese

In partnership with St Marks' Church, Barking, The Berkley Foundation and London Borough of Barking & Dagenham (LBBD) we completed on 59 new homes (Marksgate) in Spring 2016 in one of the most deprived boroughs in England. 56 units are affordable homes provided by LBBD and we retained 3 units that we are using in partnership with St Marks church to house church workers and the needy.

As part of this development the church received a brand new facility including a community kitchen and a multi-purpose hall.

A vicar with a passion for his community saw his dream become a reality as he retired. His old church building was demolished and replaced with new facilities including a community cafe, gym and children's day nursery. The local community will benefit from these facilities for years to come.