Why Barking and Dagenham?

Great connections

Excellent road and rail links mean we are just 15 minutes from the City of London, the M25 and London City Airport

Positive about development

The borough is committed to support growth to provide opportunities for local people. Our expert team of planners, funders and project managers will work with you to minimise the risk and maximise the return on your investments.


We have the cheapest property and land in the capital

Room to grow

Up to 400 hectares of developable land

Transformation Areas

Be First is on a mission to accelerate regeneration in Barking and Dagenham, so that no-one is left behind. As part of this, we will accelerate the delivery of new homes and jobs, as well as working with the Council to ensure inclusive growth in the Borough, where no-one is left behind.

Eight zones across the Borough known as ‘Transformation Areas’ will be the focus for extensive and large-scale development, transforming the Borough physically, alongside modernising the local economy and providing aspiration and opportunities for our residents. The eight Transformation Areas are very diverse and will be delivered to different timescales. Delivery plans are currently being prepared for each of the areas, setting out how the full potential will be unlocked.

The Becontree neighbourhood forms a large part of the centre of the Borough, however, is not a transformation area as the focus will be on enhancement and modernising rather than extensive new development.  Nevertheless, Be First will still have a key role in enhancing this historic estate.

For more information on any of the Transformation Areas contact: info@befirst.london