Short Blue Place

Barking, London 2013

Short Blue Place is a new piece of public realm linking the new Technical Skills Academy (and in future the new London Road/North Street development) to the main town centre shopping street and market.

Delivered as part of the LBBD framework plan, it consists of high quality granite paving, a feature Scots pine surrounded by a granite bench, a row of pleached trees, new street furniture and a new wall enclosing part of the space. The new public space is named after the Short Blue Fleet from when Barking was the busiest fishing town in the country.

401 N10 medium