Who we are

A team focussed on delivering Inclusive growth through production and implementation of plans for the Borough’s Transformation Areas helping support the modernisation of the local economy and delivery of homes and jobs.     The team leads on delivery of turnkey schemes and inward investment activity.

We make it happen through:

The Team

Interim Development Director

David Harley

Elizabeth Tobin

Georgia Beamish-White

Simone Panayi

Key Projects

Make It Barking

Be First facilitated conversion of Council offices into new multi-occupation workspace and amazing new night-time economy venue, Factory 15.

Barking Town Centre Heritage project

Be First runs a National Lottery Heritage Fund project restoring buildings and raising awareness of Barking’s interesting heritage.

Chequers Lane (Kerwin House)

A recent example of a Be First turnkey in this case working with Hollybrook.

Barking Town Centre Regeneration Strategy

A clear strategy for 2020-30 unlocking Barking’s full potential

Film Studios

Be First assembled the site, secured planning and sought film studios operator through international marketing.