Green light for new Thameside neighbourhood at Royal Docks

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Thameside neighbourhood,

Plans for 5,000 new homes at Thameside neighbourhood, West Silvertown have been given the go-ahead by the deputy mayor for planning

Plans for a major new Thameside neighbourhood at Royal Docks, have been approved at a public hearing.

Thameside West is a 5 million sq ft residential-led mixed-use development being brought forward by Keystone London and GLA Land & Property Ltd.

Master-planned by Foster + Partners the transformative project will deliver:

  • 5,000 new homes, of which 1,700 will be affordable
  • Over 19,000 sq m of new workspace
  • 7,000 sq m of retail and leisure usage
  • 5.7-acres of public open space, including a new 4-acre riverside park and a kilometre-long Thameside walkway
  • A new DLR station, a primary school, nursery and other community facilities.

Keystone CEO, Max James, said: “Thameside West links the Lea Valley Regeneration Area with the wider Royal Docks and opens up the river front for the first time in generations providing spectacular views of the Greenwich Peninsula, Canary Wharf to the west and the Royal Docks to the east.”

The decision by the deputy mayor to give Thameside West the go-ahead means that Keystone and GLAP can kick start the development with the first phase, comprising 401 mixed-tenure homes and 35,000 sq ft of workspace.

The first phase has been designed by John McAslan & Partners and approved in detail.

‘A new and integrated community’

Max James added: “We are delighted the deputy mayor has given us the go-ahead for Thameside West which will enable us to create an exceptional new neighbourhood on one of the last major riverfront locations left on the Thames.

“Thameside West offers the opportunity to create a new and integrated community on the Thames with a genuinely sustainable mix of homes and workplaces aimed at a wide range of people living and working in this vibrant part of London.

“Working in partnership with GLAP, London Borough of Newham and the local community, we hope to start on site shortly to begin development of this key site which will inject new life into this important part of the borough.”

Working in partnership with GLAP, London Borough of Newham and the local community, works are expected to start on site shortly.

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