The area, part of the Hornchurch Marshes, was within the South End ward of the ancient parish of Hornchurch. Much of the land was part of the Ford Dagenham plant which extends into Havering from the adjacent borough of Barking and Dagenham.
It is located in the southern part of the London Borough of Havering, next to the River Thames and the River Beam. GLA Land and Property owns 40 hectares of land in the area and promotes it for intensification of manufacturing companies, to complement the nearby commercial and residential redevelopment areas. Beam Reach is the location of Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence.
The A1306 road forms the northern perimeter and the A13 road runs through the site east to west. Havering London Borough Council propose that Beam Park railway station should be built in the area, to be served by c2c trains.
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