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The different workspaces being created for London’s new commercial district

As London rises to the challenges of nurturing an innovative economy alongside a growing population, the capital will need a sensitive blend of mixed-use developments to foster light industry, creative businesses, and retail. The Royal Docks has co-sponsored the Places that work report into delivering productive workspace and homes — and we are upholding its findings in the Enterprise Zone.

The committed developments at Royal Albert Dock, Silvertown Quays, and Albert Island are each leading the way in workspace design and performance and will collectively deliver over seven million sq ft of high-quality workspace in the Royal Docks.

Albert Island, Royal Albert Dock, and Silvertown Quays will collectively deliver over seven million sq ft of high-quality workspace

Plans include a brand new cultural venue for London, a new shipyard, a marina, studio spaces, and makers’ yards, as well as Grade A office and co-working spaces, making it one of the most productive and creative ecosystems for new and growing businesses in the region.

Six new high-quality housing developments are also under way in the area, which will deliver a wide range of homes alongside new green spaces, schools, surgeries, and social amenities. As the majority of these developments are on publicly owned land, the Mayor of London and Mayor of Newham are committed to ensuring homes remain affordable, and delivering an investment programme to champion positive change. Read more here about our five areas of activity over the next five years. The Royal Docks' growth is also enhanced by its special status as London's only Enterprise Zone.

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