New London Architecture



Industria represents an ambitious approach to modern industrial design and is the first light-industrial scheme of its kind in the UK, delivering 11,400 sqm of industrial space across 45 units.

Industria is a stacked workspace building delivering 10,000sqm of industrial space in 45 industrial units of varying scales. The accommodation is stacked to maximise industrial land efficiency and a helical vehicle ramp provides access to three levels of workspace arranged around landscaped service yard decks. A new public café and business hub are located at street level and there is a roof top breakout space and recreation area, creating a community of small and medium sized manufacturing and making facilities.

“Industria reflects London’s ability to continuously adapt and change, responding directly to the loss of industrial land and the need for greater urban density. Our project for BeFirst provides a model for sustainable industrial intensification, emphasising accessibility, functionality, and a strong identity that links it to Barking and Dagenham’s rich manufacturing heritage. Industria’s provision of shared amenities alongside flexible, high-quality workspaces will help foster a sense of community among the many businesses based here.” Graham Haworth - Haworth Tompkins

Project information






11400 sq m

Estimated completion

August 2023


Unit 18, The Io Centre, 49-71 River Rd., Barking IG11 0DR, UK

Team Credits


London Borough of Barking & Dagenham and Be First


Haworth Tompkins

Industrial Architect

Ashton Smith Associates

Structural Engineer


Services Engineer

MBA Consulting Engineers

Quantity Surveyor

Fulkers Bailey Russell



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