Construction cranes along the edge of the water

What we're doing

Royal Docks Team is a joint initiative from the Mayor of London and the Mayor of Newham established in 2017 to help deliver an ambitious regeneration programme, in what is London's only Enterprise Zone. Working collaboratively with a wide range of local stakeholders including community groups, developers and local businesses, the Team will oversee a £314 million investment in the area, over the next five years.

The investment covers the five keys areas of activity summarised below:

Place
We’re creating places to be proud of.

Attractive thoroughfares will connect up old and new parts of the Royal Docks, making it easy to get around by bike or on foot, and new public spaces will host exciting cultural, community and sporting events. We will also open up access to our biggest asset – our water – creating a world- class waterfront and active waterscape.

Connectivity
We’re preparing the way for growth.

We’re making the Royal Docks easy to get to and get around. This includes an Elizabeth Line station at Custom House, 43 new DLR trains and station upgrades, and the launch of the Silvertown Tunnel. We’re also upgrading the area’s electrical capacity and ensuring there will be reliable ultrafast broadband, ready for new homes and businesses.

Economy
We’re becoming a significant commercial district.

The Royal Docks is set to become one of London’s leading economic centres and a major gateway to the rest of the world. Building on significant existing businesses such as London City Airport and ExCeL London, we’re working hard to attract others that share our culture of enterprise and innovation. We plan to develop one of the most productive and creative work ecosystems in the capital, as well as investing in the skills and talent of local people.

Activation
We’re creating a platform for culture and performance.

Working closely with arts and community groups, we’re unlocking the creative spirit of the Royal Docks. We want to bring vitality and vibrancy to our public spaces, boosting footfall and the visitor economy.

Promotion
We’re putting Royal Docks back on the global map.

The Royal Docks is an amazing place embarking on an incredible transformation. We want people to know where the Royal Docks is and what it stands for. We’re working hard to raise the profile of the area and ensure it attracts new businesses, visitors and residents. Drawing people and investment into the area is a priority, but equally important is ensuring local talent and communities are at the heart of our plans and part of the success.