Proposals released for 24,000 new homes in London’s historic Royal Docks
land around the historic Royal Docks in London is to be released for new home
building under proposals put forward for consultation by the city’s Mayor
the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Royal Docks in East London were at the
very heart of London's commercial success, acting as a hive of industry and
attracting trade and people from all over the world.
Mayor’s vision is to restore the Royal Docks to its former glory and the area
is currently enjoying an incredible transformation. Chinese developer ABP has
secured planning permission for a large financial and business district at
Royal Albert Dock with work starting later this year alongside two new hotels
which are already underway.
Silvertown Partnership has already started restoring the iconic Millennium
Mills at Silvertown Quays and will eventually deliver a new development
including creative workspace, exciting new brand buildings and over 3,000
Docks are also set to benefit from major transport infrastructure projects such
as Crossrail and new crossings over the Thames, such as the Silvertown Tunnel.
the Mayor is building on that success by launching a consultation on proposals
to transform further parts of the Docks and adjoining Beckton Riverside to
become a world class business destination as well as 24,000 new homes.
part of London was once a global standard bearer for trade and industry and we
are already bringing about a new era of prosperity with exciting schemes
transforming Royal Albert Dock and Silvertown Quays,’ said Mayor Boris Johnson.
we want to take that success to a new level and transform further parts of the
Royal Docks, capitalising on the potential of Crossrail and other transport
infrastructure improvements to deliver more of the homes and jobs London so
urgently needs,’ he added.
planning framework for the Royal Docks and Beckton Riverside focuses on
releasing surplus industrial land and intensifying other sites, which City Hall
believes will open up further developable land on the north banks, potentially
leading to the delivery of 24,000 homes and 60,000 new jobs.
plans also explores the need for new and improved transport infrastructure to
serve key development sites and improve the capacity of the existing network,
including proposing new routes, a river walk and a network of open spaces.
careful planning, the potential exists to build on the work we have already
done at Royal Docks and deliver tens of thousands more homes and jobs. I hope
this consultation brings forward exciting ideas about how we can further
regenerate this historic part of the capital,’ said Sir Edward Lister, Deputy
Mayor for planning.
Royal Docks and Beckton Riverside Opportunity Area Planning Framework forms a
major part of the Mayor's vision for East London. In October last year he
launched 'City in the East' which is a visionary framework detailing how major
development should take place from London Bridge to the Isle of Dogs and
Greenwich Peninsula, right through to Ilford in Essex and Dartford in Kent.
modelling carried out at City Hall, which includes linking 13 Opportunity
Areas, showed for the first time how a minimum of 203,500 homes and 283,300
jobs could be delivered over the next 20 years.
STORY BY PROPERTY WIRE 21/03/2016