Fresh Wharf Estates Ltd is pleased to be associated with the opening of a new public arena named Short Blue Place in central Barking. The ‘Short Blue’ was the name given to the fishing fleet operated by the Hewett family in the North Sea, at one time the largest such fleet of trawlers. The Hewett family has been associated with Barking for over two centuries and Hewett family members are still shareholders in Fresh Wharf Estates. The wharves on the river Roding were extremely busy with boat building and repair activity by the mid-nineteenth century. Short Blue Place is located in front of the new Technical Skills College and will be officially opened in the autumn of 2013.


Fresh Wharf shareholders were invited on site on Saturday 6th July. It was a good turn out for a very warm day. The shareholders were given a presentation by Managing Director Flavia Jokic and then enjoyed lunch provided by Limoncello Catering. The presentation included an update on the proposed residential development, a snapshot of the housing market in East London and financial perspectives and strategy for all Fresh Wharf companies. Later shareholders were given a walking tour of the site.


Several units on our northern site have recently received a coat of paint in our ’Fresh Wharf blue’ colour. This refurbishment is part of a series of enhancements we are making to the northern site which also include new signage and improved landscaping, making the environnment better for tenants and visitors.

Fresh Wharf welcomes St Pancras Cruising Club

The boat community at Fresh Wharf was pleased to welcome St Pancras Cruising Club for the annual barbecue on the shores of the River Roding.

Strong winds on the Thames prevented the narrow boats from completing the river journey to Barking, so club members moored up at Limehouse and continued by public transport to our site.

Residents and guests enjoyed an afternoon of barbecue treats and Fresh Wharf would like to thank all those who participated and to the Cruising Club for their very welcome attendance.

Fresh Wharf filming location

Fresh Wharf has been pleased to welcome two different film crews on to the estate in recent weeks. First up was emerging artist and MOBO winner Rachel Kerr whose video was shot against a backdrop of industrial units that appealed to her producers. Next came the Alesha Street Dance Stars, filmed for BBC Manchester. Please contact the management team at Fresh Wharf if you are interested in using our premises for your next production.