Demolition works to start at Silvertown

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Demolition works to start at Silvertown

The Silvertown project is a major new development in heart of the Royal Docks building new homes and a vibrant new centre to the area.

Major work is about to begin on site with the demolition of one of the old industrial buildings on site – referred to as the Rank Hovis building. The building suffered extensive fire damage in 2019 and subsequent surveys revealed that the building is structurally unsound and the only viable solution is demolition. The demolition is being managed by the landowner, the Greater London Authority (GLA) who have appointed Rhodar as the contractor to carry out the demolition works.

The Silvertown Partnership is working closely with the Royal Docks Team (a joint initiative between the GLA and the London Borough of Newham) to minimise disruption to local residents. A substantial amount of demolition material will be retained on site so it can be re-used in the construction of the new neighbourhood, reducing the need to transport materials from the site and contributing to a lower carbon footprint for the project. Work will start this month and continue into the summer of 2023 as the building is carefully brought down.

The adjoining Millennium Mills will be fully restored and will become the centrepiece of this £3.5bn, 50-acre regeneration project, which when complete will include over 6,000 new homes and 1.8m sq ft of next generation business workspace.

The regeneration of this area is long overdue and I’m excited by the plans for Silvertown which respect its past whilst embracing East London’s vibrant and creative future

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan

In July this year, the Mayor of London, heralded the start of a new era for the Royal Docks with works getting underway on the £3.5bn Silvertown neighbourhood, which is set to support 6,000 new homes and 10,000 new jobs.

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