Welcome to our website. Here you can find out more about the regeneration of Albert Island in the Royal Docks, Newham.

The redevelopment of Albert Island is being led by London and Regional (L+R) properties in partnership with the Mayor of London, the Mayor of Newham, and the Royal Docks Management Authority (RoDMA).

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Who we are

London and Regional Properties was appointed as the GLA’s partner to regenerate Albert Island in March 2018. London and Regional Properties is a British commercial developer with a strong track record in supporting successful commercial developments in the UK and overseas.

The masterplan of the site is being led by Haworth Tompkins, an award-winning architectural studio with a growing international reputation for intelligent, purposeful design. Their projects have won over 150 major design awards, including the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2014, and have been published and exhibited internationally.

LDA have been engaged as landscape architects, they led the masterplanning and detailed design of the Olympic Park and the design of its post-Games transformation. Since then they have masterplanned University College London’s pioneering new campus. Other recent projects include Plymouth city centre and Cambridge University’s new museums site.

Working in partnership with:

The Royal Docks Team is a joint initiative from the Mayor of London and Mayor of Newham. Overseen by the LEAP, the Royal Docks Team are delivering a £314 million regeneration programme over the next five years that includes public realm and transport improvements, events, cultural infrastructure and new workspace. Together with businesses and local communities, the team is championing good growth in the Royal Docks. The Mayor of London is also the landowner of the Albert Island site.

The Royal Docks Management Authority Limited owns, maintains and manages the water and some of the land across the 13km of dock edge. It maintains the dock infrastructure but is also playing a role in using a waterfront setting to create a new destination for London.

Gleave are providing Quantity Surveying, Cost Management and Employers Agent services to London & Regional Properties on this large-scale sustainable development. Gleave are a leading Property Cost Consultancy, providing new and existing clients with access to advisory and expert services. Offering Quantity Surveying, Project Management, Employers Agent and Principle Designer services, developing solutions to optimise cost and project delivery for all our clients.

Our vision

In March 2018 L+R were appointed as the development partner by the Mayor of London to deliver the regeneration of Albert Island, Royal Docks.

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% 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.

The professional team was appointed in November 2018 and are now engaged in the preparation of plans for public consultation.

A new sustainable employment hub with a mix of uses and high quality employment space will attract a range of employers to the local area benefitting the Royal Docks and Newham.

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Boatyard and Marina

To the north of the site a new modern boatyard facility will be the first to be created in a generation. This investment will support the Mayor of London’s objectives for increased use of the Thames for Londoners.

An enhanced marina will provide moorings and storage for smaller houseboats and leisure boats, with new pontoons, yard areas for dry storage of boats, slipway and ancillary support spaces (such as a shop, office, changing facilities and WCs).

A public pedestrian route will run along the edge of the marina, connecting across lock gates to the north towards Gallions Reach DLR station. The development will create links to a new riverside walkway – The Capital Ring.

Industrial uses, employment hub with training facilties

Within the middle of the site, located away from homes to the south and north of the island, plans will accommodate a range of employment uses, supported by education and training facilities.

This development will provide employment opportunities for the Royal Docks and Newham, attracting businesses and creating much needed jobs and investment in the area.

We are encouraged by the policies of the London Plan to maximise employment uses on available sites, through intensification, such as a with the use of multi-storey and innovative design of buildings to accommodate growth.

Genuinely affordable homes for Newham

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Opportunity plan

New homes, of which 50% will be genuinely affordable, are proposed on the portion of the site to the south of the King George V Lock in addition to re-providing the RoDMA accommodation relating to control of the lock and Royal Docks management.

The homes will be considerately designed to respond to their specific setting next to the lock and the existing residential buildings to the south of the site at Gallions Point.

Benefits

The redevelopment of Albert Island will deliver significant benefits for the Royal Docks, Newham and London.

Our plans will focus on transforming the underutilised site into a modern boatyard and marina, a major employment hub and attractive riverside development.

Albert Island will deliver:

  • New business and industrial space, estimated to support over a thousand jobs opportunities for local residents;
  • The “Ideas Factory", a new education space that will host new training and employment facilities;
  • A modern boatyard facility and marina preparing the Thames fleet for the future;
  • Pedestrian and cycling routes improving links between Royal Docks, North Woolwich, and Beckton, creating a new river walk;
  • Exemplary public realm granting access to a proposed jetty along the river edge and a potential new Thames passenger river stop;
  • New homes for Newham of which 50% will be genuinely affordable;
  • Carefully considered design that enhances and reflects the local context, heritage and history of the site.

Have your say

Thank you for everyone who contributed to our public consultation. A planning application has now been submitted to the London Borough of Newham.

You can share ideas and thoughts on the proposals through the planning portal using the following reference number 20/00051/FUL.

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