Barking Power Station

Project Status: Ongoing
Location: Dagenham Essex
Client: City of London Corporation

Squibb Group Limited are the Principal Contractor for the duration of their demolition phase contract, and will supply all necessary design, supervision, labour, plant and materials to execute the demolition, asbestos removal, associated works and the full land remediation of the Barking Power Station site, including all preliminaries and organisation, co-ordination, engineering, temporary works, installation drawings, supply and delivery to site, plant and equipment, labour, protection and security of the site until Practical Completion, cleaning down and removal of all waste and rubbish generated as the works progress and everything necessary to undertake setting out and execution of the Demolition Package.

Barking Power Station was constructed in 1998 and completed in 2001. The site produced energy until 2014 when the gas turbines were decommissioned, and the stacks were taken down and all frame works on the rear of the turbine hall which is next to Ford’s motor company site.


The site has been appropriated for the three wholesale markets to be taken from London and relocated here on the ground of the old power station, Smithfield meat, new Spitalfields fresh vegetable and Billingsgate fish market will be relocated here. The council are looking at using the river and train line for delivery of products to the markets and to the city to reduce traffic on the roads, also helping with the local traffic issues with limited access to this industrial site.

Squibb Group has sold some machinery to other power stations which Ethos has been appointed to take the turbines apart on site to reuse part for other power stations across the county. Transformers have also been sold for recycling of which these were stripped on site and taken off site for reuse and refurbishment.