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The Limehouse cut may only be three feet deep along much of its length but the dream of providing luxurious travel to Stratford from Limehouse Basin has sunk without a trace.

A fleet of boats had been commissioned for £3million to ply the unused Lee waterway but, like other pop-up projects, customer numbers failed to materialise.

blue bridge142.JPGA Docklands bridge which will be seen by visitors from all over the world as they arrive on the docks this summer is being given a makeover ahead of the Olympic Games.

British Waterways will carrying out £435,000 worth of repairs to the blue bridge on Manchester Road including a full repaint from March 5.

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The proposed Wood Wharf development will be controlled outright by Canary Wharf Group after it agreed a deal with its partners on the scheme.

The company, which originally owned 25 per cent of Wood Wharf Limited, has completed terms with British Waterways to take on its 50 per cent stake and Ballymore for the remaining 25 per cent.

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A group of five historic barges are to be converted into restaurants and residential units for the Docklands area.

British Waterways has brought the Spits Barges from the Netherlands to help draw office workers to the water.

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Detailed plans are beginning to emerge for the buildings that will make up the large mixed-use Wood Wharf scheme to the east of Canary Wharf.

Applications for the first two buildings in the seven hectare scheme have now been submitted to Tower Hamlets Council. The full scheme received outline permission last year.

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