Royal Docks expected to bring more than 37,000 jobs

Local government secretary Eric Pickles

Local government secretary Eric Pickles - Credit: Archant

Communities secretary Eric Pickles praised the success of the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone.

The docks have created more than 600 jobs as part of the coalition’s business programme.

“Our long-term economic plan is giving businesses the confidence to invest,” he said. “They are making the most of the world-class infrastructure on offer – that’s great news for local economies.”

The Department for Communities and Local Government expects the site to bring more than 37,000 jobs and 11,000 homes as a business hub for Asian markets.

Deputy mayor for housing, land and property Richard Blakeway described it as a “centre for innovation”.

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“This is bringing with it tens of thousands of jobs and billions of pounds of investment for the UK economy,” he said.

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