Tuesday 29 October 2019

Secured by Design Crime Prevention Measures to Feature in Barking Riverside Development

Tens of thousands of Londoners are set to enjoy secure new homes on many of the largest developments taking place around the capital – thanks to the Metropolitan Police and Secured by Design, the national police crime prevention initiative.

Police officers trained in designing out crime have been working with local authority planners, architects and developers at the planning stage to ‘build in’ crime prevention measures and techniques.

Secured by Design (SBD) security standards help ensure that the physical security of the buildings, such as doors, windows and locks, will be of sufficient robust quality to deter and reduce crime.

One such scheme is at Barking Riverside where 10,800 new homes are being built for nearly 30,000 residents in one of the largest and most ambitious housing schemes in Europe.

Situated on the site of the former Barking Power Station, it boasts 2km of South-facing River Thames frontage to the East of Canary Wharf and the Thames Barrier. As well as new houses and apartments with a target of 50% affordable homes, there will be seven new schools, including five primary schools, one secondary school and another for special educational needs as well as shops, restaurants, leisure, healthcare and community facilities.

The London Overground is being extended to include a new train station for the development, which is due to be completed in 2021. Barking Riverside station will provide commuters with a 22-minute journey into the City of London. New bus routes are in place already, connecting residents to Dagenham Dock and Barking Stations.

The project is being delivered by Barking Riverside Limited, a partnership between L&Q, one of the UK’s leading housing associations, and the Greater London Authority. Building work started on the 443-acre site in 2017 and is due to be completed in 2032.

Residential developments that have SBD crime prevention measures included in the physical security of buildings and their layout and landscaping, have been proven to reduce crime by up to 87% for each and every year in the lifetime of a development.

Commander Mark McEwan, of the Metropolitan Police, said:
“We are helping to create safer communities. It will result in a significant reduction in demand for the Metropolitan Police and its partners.
“It highlights what can be achieved through effective partnership working, in this case with housing developers, architects and local authorities, creating communities with up to 87% less crime compared to non-Secured by Design developments.”

SBD is a police initiative that improves the security of buildings and their immediate surroundings to provide safe places to live, work, shop and visit - find out more at www.securedbydesign.com .

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