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Old March 29th, 2011, 12:29 PM   #1
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The Royal Docks and Surrounding Area

This is the official Royal Docks and Surrounding Area Thread.

Talk about projects in the Royal Docks including the surrounding areas: Beckton, Canary Wharf, Canning Town, Custom House, Gallions Reach, Greenwich, Leamouth, Silvertown, Stratford, Thamesmead, Woolwich.

The Royal Docks comprise three docks in east London - the Royal Albert Dock, the Royal Victoria Dock and the King George V Dock. The three docks collectively formed the largest enclosed docks in the world, with a water area of nearly 250 acres (1.0 km2) and an overall estate of 1,100 acres (4.5 km2). This is equivalent to the whole of central London from Hyde Park to Tower Bridge. The area is seeing a huge amount of interest from both businesses and developers. The area was designated a special enterprise zone in 2011.

List of current projects by status:

Under Construction:

- Aloft Hotel
- Barrier Park East
- Crossrail
- Emirates Cable Car
- Rathbone Market (Part of the Canning Town Masterplan)
- Royal Docks Hotel
- Siemens Center
- Silvertree Eco Tower
- The Corniche (Floating Village)
- University of East London Sports Dock

Approved:

- Canning Town Masterplan (Part of it is Under Construction)
- Custom House Crossrail Station
- Custom House Masterplan
- Royal Albert Hotel

Proposed:

- Barking Riverside
- Beckton Waterfront
- DLR extension to Barking and Dagenham
- Gallions Quarter
- Minoco Wharf

Planning:

- Gallions Reach Thames Crossing
- Leamouth Peninsula
- Peruvian Wharf
- North Woolwich Masterplan
- Royal Albert Basin
- Royals Business Park
- Silvertown Quays
- Silvertown Thames Tunnel Crossing
- University of East London Docklands Campus Expansion


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Old March 29th, 2011, 02:27 PM   #2
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Also very interested as i recently bought in the area, as I said in the other thread this ara is ripe for regeneration with crossrail, cablecar??, enterprise zone and olympics all happening.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 02:35 PM   #3
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Can a mod merge these threads please?

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1346779
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Old March 29th, 2011, 07:14 PM   #4
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Cable Car Gets The Go Ahead

The Greater London Authority (GLA) has given its final approval for Wilkinson Eyre’s proposed cable car across the River Thames in east London

Capable of carrying 2,500 passengers an hour, the new route will link the O2 arena in Greenwich with the Excel exhibition centre in the Royal Docks - both 2012 Olympic venues.


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Old March 29th, 2011, 07:25 PM   #5
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Can a mod merge these threads please?

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1346779
No it dosent need merging. This thread is about projects - under construction, proposed, approved, current - in the royal docks and surrounding areas. The other thread is about the enterprise so.

So please dont merge.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 11:47 PM   #6
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Aloft London ExCeL

Jestico + Whiles start work on the Aloft London ExCeL Hotel
Work has started on site of the Aloft London ExCeL, a sleek new hotel at ExCeL in London’s Docklands. Designed by architects Jestico + Whiles, the hotel is scheduled to open at the end of 2011, in readiness for the London Olympics. The project is being developed by ExCeL London’s parent company, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) in partnership with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.




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Old March 30th, 2011, 12:49 AM   #7
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Barrier Park East - Under Construction

Architect - Allies & Morrison

Barrier Park East is a residential development for the regeneration of 4.6 hectares of disused land to the north of the Thames Barrier. The masterplan proposal defines a series
of five urban courtyard blocks which provide 780 dwellings together with retail, community, assembly and leisure uses, set around a new
urban park.

Eight-storey apartment buildings in brickwork line the perimeter facing the street and five-storey white rendered villa buildings face the park. The intimate garden courtyards created incorporate high quality landscaping and play space and maximise views and pedestrian routes across the park and to the river.

The site extends to 4.6 hectares (11.4 acres) of vacant brownfield land. It is owned by the London Development Agency, Barratt Homes and Taylor Wimpey, who have worked together with the other major stakeholders and award-winning architects, Allies and Morrison, to create a new neighbourhood which defines the edge of Barrier Park.

Waterside Park is the third Barratt development in this key location next to Barrier Park, the DLR and Silvertown.






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Old March 30th, 2011, 04:10 AM   #8
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No it dosent need merging. This thread is about projects - under construction, proposed, approved, current - in the royal docks and surrounding areas. The other thread is about the enterprise so.

So please dont merge.
Ok I'm with you for the moment. But you do know that the enterprise zone is all about new developments as well ultimately. Soon as those start cropping up it will be worth merging the two for fear of duplication.
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Old March 30th, 2011, 11:09 AM   #9
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that barrier park east looks just like montreal house (or is it maple leaf quay?) being built at canada water
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Yes, quite a similar look and feel to the Maple Quays development (which includes Montreal House among others). Unusual brick balconies.
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Old March 30th, 2011, 08:55 PM   #11
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London Cable Car

Plans for London to have its first cable car have been given the go-ahead.

The scheme is set to enable passengers to enjoy iconic views of the capital while crossing the Thames.

The service will connect East London's Greenwich area with the Royal Docks. The cabled cars will carry up to 2,500 people an hour between The O2 arena and the Excel exhibition centre 50m (164ft) above the river.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “With permissions signed and sealed we are now a significant step closer to being able to cruise the east London skyline via an elegant cable car spanning the mighty Thames.

“It will be a truly exhilarating way for Londoners and visitors to explore our great city whilst providing a much needed river crossing to support the once-in-a-lifetime regeneration of this easterly quarter of the capital.”



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Old March 30th, 2011, 10:20 PM   #12
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Siemens Centre - Under Construction



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Old March 30th, 2011, 10:25 PM   #13
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Went past the siemens centre site today. They have started construction and have begun the foundation work.
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Old March 30th, 2011, 11:34 PM   #14
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Already have threads for those:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?p=67226811

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1165601

So you can see where my opposition to this thread being unnecessary is now.
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Old March 30th, 2011, 11:42 PM   #15
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Wow these projects look great especially the Siemens centre and the Cable car. I could definately see the Cable car becoming a hit and going the same way as the London eye. This area is really becoming exciting again
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Yes, I think the cable car is more of a tourist attraction than a serious transport option (although it will be accessible for use by cyclists, handy as the nearest river crossings to the site now are the Woolwich Ferry or the (gulp) Rotherhide Tunnel) as the equivalent journey can easily be made by DLR and Jubilee Line, and probably more quickly too.

Another thought: would the de-industrialisation of the riverside mean that the Thames Path could run on the north bank as well as the south, as it does all the way between Kingston and Greenwich?
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Old March 31st, 2011, 12:28 AM   #17
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University of East London Sports Dock - Docklands Campus - Under Construction

Designed by Clague Architects, The facility has been designed to include a gym and fitness suite, a large indoor sports arena, ten badminton courts, two competition basketball , volleyball and netball courts, cricket bays, two five a side football pitches, a sports café and bleacher seating for 400 people, 2100sqm of academic teaching space over two floors, office accommodation and changing facilities.

Pedestrian access from the campus is directly from under the DLR. A change in level means that as you enter the building you rise up a full storey height via a series of ramped and terraced steps to the main reception. This is a secure point of entry into the actual facility. Alternatively, pedestrians could continue on through and out of the building, to continue their journey to the dwellings on the North side of Royal Albert Way.

The United States' Olympics team is to use University of East London (UEL) campuses as its 2012 Games base, using the new sports dock as there new training venue.

More than 1,000 competitors, coaches and medical staff will use UEL campuses in the Docklands and Stratford in east London, near the Olympic Park.

The athletes will also use UEL's halls of residence which is located next to the under construction sports dock, and set up a medical and media centre at the campus.



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Rathbone Market - Canning Town - Under Construction

The first phase of the £180 million development of Rathbone Market is under construction. Went past it today and their was two large cranes on site.

Rathbone Market is one of the first phases of the Canning Town and Custom House Regeneration Programme and is a priority scheme for the London Borough of Newham, London Thames Gateway Development Corporation, the Mayor of London and the Homes and Communities Agency.

The 680,000sq ft scheme is one of the first sites to be developed within a wider masterplan framework that sets out a vision for the regeneration of the area.

The site is in a prime spot, next to the Canning Town DLR and Underground Station with regular services to Stratford, the Olympic Park, Canary Wharf, the City and the West End.


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Barrier Park East - Under Construction

Architect - Allies & Morrison

Barrier Park East is a residential development for the regeneration of 4.6 hectares of disused land to the north of the Thames Barrier. The masterplan proposal defines a series
of five urban courtyard blocks which provide 780 dwellings together with retail, community, assembly and leisure uses, set around a new
urban park.

Waterside Park is the third Barratt development in this key location next to Barrier Park, the DLR and Silvertown.

Very interested in this development.

In 2007, I lived for 6 months in the tower overlooking the Thames Barrier at Silvertown. Used to watch the river traffic and aircraft movements at City Aiport and caught the DLR to and from Canary Wharf each day.

Always felt a bit isolated though as there were no shops or commerical businesses in the area at all - just a 24 hour mini mart at the service station!! So this looks like a major improvement.

Really looking forward to seeing development photographs - the DLR should give a good vantage point.
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OptomistOne - I think this development includes a few shops along the front. Im not 100% sure though, but its a very large development.

Heres some more news on the development (From Skyscrapernews.com)

- Work is kicking off on a joint venture between two of Britain's largest developers in a site just north of London's Thames Barrier.

Developed by Taylor Wimpey and Barratt Developments with the help of the London Development Agency, the scheme called Barrier Park East sits on a strategically placed T-shaped site on a strip of land located south between the Royal Docks and the iconic Thames Flood Barrier.

The area has proven particularly popular for Barratt who have developed a number of other schemes in this part of the London borough of Newham including Tradewinds Riverside. Despite this however, the area remains full of empty brownfield land with the wider regeneration having stalled following the 2008 world financial crisis.

Barrier Park East has been masterplanned by Allies and Morrison Architects with the first part of the scheme, Block D, which sits on the eastern arm of the T, penned by Maccreanor Lavington Architects. Clad in a brick exterior that harks back to the Victorian warehouses of London's Docklands it will consist of 156 apartments in a courtyard block, plus a small number of mews houses too.

The tower element of the project rises to a mere 14 floors which translates into a height of just under 43 metres above ground level, something that has been set so tightly because of the proximity of the project to City Airport. Indeed, throughout the whole site, low height limits reign, although given the relatively low density of developments in the immediate area this is hardly a problem.

As such, once complete in 2013 if everything goes to plan, the Barrier Park East project will contain 780 new homes on a 4.6 hectare site along with a new urban park that helps integrate it into the neighbouring Barrier Park.






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