A 1.5 billion pound deal to transform a neglected part of the East End has been announced by the Mayor, Boris Johnson. A new development at Silvertown Quays in the Royal Docks will create 9,000 new jobs.
Piers Hopkirk reports.
The Silvertown Quays are to be regenerated in a £1.5 billion deal agreed by Boris Johnson. The site has been derelict for decades and will eventually be transformed from the industrial age to housing and a business hub.
However the site has an interesting use in modern times being the setting for some of the biggest bands in the world to shoot their music videos.
Coldplay filmed 'Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall'
The developers of the £1.5 billion redevelopment of Silvertown Quays say they plan to create a new quarter for London that will take the Docks from the industrial age to the digital age.
"It will be a place where brands will be able to interact with customers and present themselves all in a setting around the water, around the dock side where there will be shops restaurants and new places for people to live." - Elliot Lipton, The Silvertown Partnership
The developers behind the £1.5 billion Silvertown scheme announced by Mayor of London Boris Johnson today say the remoteness of the location is not an issue and the completion of Crossrail will help the project.
Boris Johnson has announced a £1.5 billion project to develop the 50 acre site in Silvertown Quays in a scheme that could create up to 9,000 jobs.
The area has been undeveloped for decades but the developers behind the scheme The Silvertown Partnership say London has seen the regeneration of a number of sites across East London such as nearby Canary Wharf and Straford.
Boris Johnson has announced a £1.5 billion deal to transform the Silvertown Quays in London's Royal Docks, creating thousands of new jobs for Londoners.
The area will be turned into a new so-called 'innovation quarter' and destination for global brands.
A haul of cocaine worth an estimated value of £3 million has been seized from a cargo ship that had arrived in east London. The drugs were found on Monday by Border Force officers carrying out a routine search on the ship from Brazil at the Thames Refinery, Silvertown.