One of London’s most innovative quarters, Silvertown once lead the way in a multitude of industries including nautical engineering and new ways of using rubber, including waterproof clothing. Today that legacy has been reinvented as an ‘atelier’ on a grand scale, a creative hub where technology and industry combine, and where people who make things are able to show and share them.
Royal Wharf is an integral part of the redevelopment of Silvertown, at the centre of what is set to become the most tech-savvy, artistic & creative hub of London.
Now employs more bankers than anywhere else in Europe, beating the number employed in the traditional Square Mile. Over 100,000 people work at Canary Wharf, with an average salary of £100,000. There are over 200 shops, cafés, bars and restaurants, as well as leisure facilities and an extensive arts and events programme, with one of the United Kingdom’s largest collections of public art.
Asian Business Port has invested £1.7 billion to deliver Royal Albert Dock (RAD), the latest business district in London’s Royal Docks with 3.3 million sq ft of office space, alongside residential, retail and leisure, and the capital’s only Enterprise Zone. This is set to create 30,000 new jobs and bring £6 billion to the local economy. The first phase of the development will open in early 2019, to coincide with the arrival of Crossrail.
A formerly derelict early 20th century flour mill, is now recognised as a cultural and architectural icon, and positioned at the centre of Silvertown’s renaissance as part of a 24/7 destination. Behind Millenium Mills’ monolithic, industrial white façade will be flexible spaces for over 150 pioneering businesses to showcase, experiment, create and collaborate.
Is a collection of creative workspace shipping containers, located by Pontoon Dock DLR, and part of the growing community of artists and creative businesses in Royal Docks. V22 is the company behind the development, focusing on creating authentic and vibrant neighbourhoods of artists, artisans, makers, curators, creative entrepreneurs, cultural and community organisations.
The Royal Docks area between Canary Wharf and City Airport, has been labelled ‘the new Brooklyn’ by GQ magazine. £3.5 billion will be spent on the redevelopment of this 62 acre site, set to become home to digital and start-up businesses moving east from the likes of Soho, Old Street and Shoreditch, with 21,000 new jobs created, and £260 million added annually to London’s economy.
Is a £1 billion project, which begins construction in 2019 and is set to open by 2023. It is designed to cut down on queues through the existing Blackwall Tunnel, dramatically easing road congestion in the area, making deliveries and services more reliable, with additional bus routes significantly reducing journey times between Royal Docks and North Greenwich.