The Silvertown Quays development has been shortlisted for the future economic growth category at the 2016 Planning and Placemaking Awards .

The £3.5billion scheme in the Royal Docks will be vying for the honour at the ceremony on Tuesday, June 23.

The annual event recognises projects that have demonstrated economic benefits to the area, improved physical and environmental qualities and contribute to the community.

Simon Webster, of the Silvertown Partnership, said: “The Silvertown Partnership prides itself on its unique approach to the planning.

“We made a conscious decision to focus on what will benefit the area and community the most in the long term and that’s why we are hugely honoured to be shortlisted for this award and wish the rest of the candidates the very best of luck.”

The 62-acre development is set to create 21,000 jobs, 3,000 new homes, improved infrastructure, leisure and commercial spaces, and contribute £260 million to the London economy.

The former flour mill, Millennium Mills, lies at the heart of the site and will be transformed to house start-ups and emerging businesses.

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