Plans for £3.5billion Silvertown Quays scheme submitted


Plans to transform Silvertown Quays by bringing in businesses, brands and building 3,000 new homes have been submitted.

The £3.5billion redevelopment of the 62-acre derelict Royal Docks site will see 21,000 jobs created as well as a bridge built to connect the area with Crossrail's Custom House station.

Sir Stuart Lipton of The Silvertown Partnership, which is behind the scheme, said: "Our vision for Silvertown Quays will create a new piece of our city with entrepreneurship, innovation and knowledge economies at its heart; meeting the needs of modern brands, businesses and people as well as delivering for the Royal Docks, for Newham and for London."

"The development represents the next wave of change in the East End and the momentum behind it is building.

"We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with the GLA, Newham and the local residents and businesses to create this exciting new piece of the capital."

The partnership said the plans would see the area attract 13million visitors each year, contributing around £260million to London's economy.

As part of the 7million sq ft scheme, brand pavillions, cafes, restaurants, commercial and community buildings will be created and some restoration of existing structures will take place including the Millennium Mills building.

Deputy mayor for housing, land and property, Richard Blakeway, said: "The transformation of Silvertown Quays is part of a huge drive from Mayor of London Boris Johnson to kick-start development on publicly owned sites across the capital to boost the supply of new homes for Londoners and regenerate local communities.

"This exciting redevelopment will help rejuvenate the area with thousands of new homes and jobs, and make London's docklands a must go visitor destination for future generations."

Submission of the plans follows a period of consultation which, according to the partnership, saw nine out of 10 residents in favour of regenerating the site.

The developer hopes the plans will come before Newham Council's planning committee before the end of the year.

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