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Emerging East at Barking Riverside


Earlier this month, we were delighted to sponsor Barking Riverside’s brand new festival on the banks of the River Thames – Emerge East.

With an estimated 1,780 attending, Emerge East offered visitors a jam-packed schedule of activities running from 11am through to 8.30pm including markets, live music and fantastic street food experiences.

As part of our recently completed works at Barking Riverside Pier, we were thrilled to sponsor the series of free environmental workshops, "What if nature built cities?" and "When the river meets the sky as well as "Indeedy Musical Bingo on a Boat" which were held on a stationary Uber Boat by Thames Clippers vessel at the pier.

Matt Carpen, Managing Director for Barking Riverside Ltd commented, “Emerge East has been a huge success and was our biggest event to date allowing people to experience this unique Riverside environment, as well as the brand new public square and the amazing potential it has to host all sorts of activities from markets to music to fantastic street food experiences. The event also created an opportunity for several entrepreneurial residents to participate in an Emerging Makers and Food Producers Market especially curated by HemingwayDesign, an agency specialised in delivering high quality festivals across the UK.”

Our works at Barking Riverside included the construction of a pedestrian pier and pontoon to accommodate the Uber Boat by Thames Clipper river buses for the new Barking Riverside development.