You only need to ride the DLR from Bank to Canning Town to witness the scale of regeneration projects underway in East London. From the revival of the decaying Millennium Mills in Silvertown to the growing number of after-work amenities available at Canary Wharf, the DLR is witnessing a rapid urban regeneration with commuters seeking homes in close proximity to their places of work. We take a look at Traders’ Quarter in the Royal Docks, well positioned to enjoy the urban revival of East London.
What regeneration is taking place around Traders’ Quarter?
Public spaces and amenities
Two new parks, three pocket parks and a half a kilometre of south facing riverside walks will bring the great outdoors closer to your doorstep. In planning is a new school providing an essential hub for families and new public services, as well as an easy way to get the kids off to school before work.
The Millennium Mills project
A £3.5bn regeneration of a 62 acre industrial wasteland on the grounds of the 1930s Millennium Mills buildings has been given planning consent by Newham Council. The project was shortlisted for the Future Economic Growth category of 2016’s Planning and Placemaking awards for its long term goal to construct up to 3000 new homes.
What transport connections will be available?
Here is a breakdown of where everything is to Traders’ Quarter:
- Pontoon Dock DLR – 5 minutes*
- Thames Barrier Park – 5 minutes
- Lyle Park – 8 minutes
- West Silvertown – 10 minutes
- WakeUp Docklands – 15 minutes
- Brick Lane Music Hall – 15 minutes
- Royal Victoria Gardens – 30 minutes
- London City Airport – 2 minutes
- Canning Town - 5 minutes
- Woolwich Arsenal – 8 minutes
- Canary Wharf – 14 minutes
What activities are available for the family around the area?
Historic Greenwich - Greenwich is famous for its longstanding maritime history. With the Cutty Sark and museums including the Royal Observatory, this is a great opportunity for your children to cultivate an interest in history and develop a close attachment to where they live.
Trinity Buoy Wharf – By the confluence of the River Thames and Bow Creek, is the site of London’s only lighthouse. While the lighthouse is no longer in use, it is now home to arts and crafts workshops and the fascinating Longplayer project. Longplayer uses the sounds of Tibetan ‘singing bowls’ designed to play without repetition for 1,000 years.
Brick Lane Music Hall - With performances indulged with afternoon tea, and evening shows with three course dinners, this is a unique venue celebrating its 25th year in existence.
What is available at Traders’ Quarter at Royal Wharf?
1, 2 and 3 bed Shared Ownership apartments in the Royal Docks conveniently located between two DLR stations (West Silvertown to the west and Pontoon Dock to the east). This development has recently launched and contains a beautifully dressed show flat available for you to view.
*Distance and times according to Google Maps
**Image credit to Gary Ullah via Flickr