Dagenham Library and Residences, Dagenham

Completion Date 2011

Contract Value £14.3m

Client London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Won in competition with Bouygues, this landmark mixed use building forms part of the regeneration of Dagenham Heathway. Incorporating community and residential facilities and elements of public realm, the scheme provided the Borough’s first new Public Library for over 20 years, with additional ‘Customer-First’ facilities. 86 private and affordable apartments are also incorporated, along with a retail unit. Community support for the Library was overwhelmingly positive, with over 2,000 people visiting on the opening day.