The final round of consultation has begun on the redevelopment of Albert Island, at the east end of the Royal Albert Dock and neighbouring University of East London’s Docklands Campus.
Currently, the 25 acres of brownfield land, beneath the London City Airport flight path, houses a marina, a concrete batching plant and a motorbike track between two locks that link the Docks to the Thames.
The idea is to regenerate the land to create a marina, with the first new boatyard in a generation, new homes, light industry and the new London Institute of Transport Technology, under the auspices of Queen Mary University of London and Newham College. The Institute will also host an education hub called the Ideas Factory.
Talks are also under way with charity Thames 21 to create a River Centre for London, showcasing the rich heritage and future potential of the Thames.
The space will be opened up with pathways cutting through, over the locks, creating a new riverside route that links residents in North Woolwich to Gallions Reach DLR.
The plans form part of the £300million regeneration of the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone, overseen by the Mayor of London and the Mayor of Newham and unveiled last year. The plan is to start building in 2020 and for the project to be completed in three to four years.
Lead developer L+R said, ‘Our joint aspirations are to seek the comprehensive redevelopment of Albert Island creating a well connected, sustainable employment hub with a mix of uses including: new homes to the south, with 50 per cent affordable housing; new industrial employment space, with distribution and high tech employment uses towards the centre of the site; and to the north will be a new marina and boatyard facility.’
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