Royal Docks transformation to deliver 24,000 homes

PUBLISHED: 13:45 17 March 2016 | UPDATED: 14:24 17 March 2016

The proposed development of the Royal Albert Dock (pic: HayesDavidson)

The proposed development of the Royal Albert Dock (pic: HayesDavidson)

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The transformation of the Royal Docks will deliver 24,000 new homes and 60,000 jobs, the Mayor of London has announced.

Further proposals to redevelop the area and the adjoining Beckton Riverside have been unveiled by Boris Johnson, with a consultation set to take place in due course.

Work has already begun on a 3,000-home development at Millennium Mills, while Chinese developer ABP has secured planning permission for a Royal Albert Dock business district that will create 20,000 jobs.

Mr Johnson aims to use these projects, plus the arrival of Crossrail, to spearhead a transformation of the wider area.

He said: “This 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.

“Now 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.”

A planning framework for the area focuses on releasing surplus industrial land and intensifying other sites.

It also explores the need for an improved transport infrastructure, with proposals for new routes as well as a river walk and open spaces.

The plans for the Royal Docks were unveiled at the Mipim international property forum in Cannes, France, yesterday.

Sir Edward Lister, deputy mayor for planning, said: “With 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.”

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