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By Giles Broadbent

Standing at the window of The Crystal at the Docklands Business Club awards, we looked down the length of the Royal Docks and into the future repository for growth for London and, perhaps, Europe.

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A £1billion scheme to develop a new UCL university quarter and create an estimated 3,300 jobs in Stratford has been agreed by Newham.

The council now enters detailed negotiations with University College London over the 23-acre site at Greater Carpenters Neighbourhood.

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In the busy Kitchen Table Cafe on the Barking Road sits a man tapping away on his iPad.

This is Stephen Timms and the handheld gadget, a present from the British Computer Society after he was stabbed last year, has already made headlines when the Labour MP for East Ham was one of the very first to use the technology in the House of Commons.

royaldocks.jpgMayor of London Boris Johnson has announced the final shortlist of developers for Silvertown Quays in the Royal Docks.

They are Chelsfield Consortium, DV4 Ltd and St George Central London Ltd. All three will now put forward detailed proposals for developing the 50 acre site, which is part of the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone.

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It's the next piece of the jigsaw for the regeneration of Newham.

But while the Mayor of London Boris Johnson's decision to base an enterprise zone in the Royal Docks was welcomed across the board, just what impact will it have on the area?