Green light for new homes and commercial development at Silvertown Quays

12 Dec 2019

Plans for a major regeneration of Silvertown Quays in east London have been given the go ahead. Detailed planning permission has been granted for the first phase of redevelopment of the site, which will include refurbishment of the landmark but currently derelict Millennium Mills building.

Silvertown Quays is a swathe of land bordering the Royal Victoria Dock and close to Thames Barrier Park. When redevelopment of the site is complete Silvertown will provide thousands of new homes and non-residential space including commercial, brand, retail, hotel and community use. 

The finished scheme is also expected to generate thousands of jobs and make a key contribution to the continuing regeneration of an important part of east London.  

Silvertown Quays is able to boast a rich industrial heritage as it formed part of London’s main docks during the first half of the 20th century. Phase one of the redevelopment includes refurbishment of the Millennium Mills, a derelict and imposing flour mill that has not been in use since the 1980s. The site is also home to Silo D, a Grade II listed, modernist and reinforced concrete grain silo, which dates from the 1920s and will also become a focal point of the new development. 

Plans for phase one of the scheme include circa. 1,000 new homes and have now been signed off by the Borough of Newham. Those plans were put together by Lendlease and Starwood Capital, working in a joint venture as The Silvertown Partnership. Their focus will now be to work alongside the local community as they take the plans forward.

The team of designers working on the project includes Prior and Partners, AHMM, dRMM, Pollard Thomas Edwards and Maccreanor Lavington, with Arup advising on transport, Aecom on infrastructure and West 8 and Churchman Thornhill Finch on landscape.

Lendlease and Starwood Capital jointly acquired The Silvertown Partnership in June 2018, and Lendlease is working as development manager on the project. 

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Jonathan Edwards, Head of External Affairs, Lendlease, Europe
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