London’s Docklands: thirty years of regeneration

7th April 2017

The Standard looks at London’s Docklands, thirty years on from the opening of London City Airport. Once so desolate that Stanley Kubrick used it for location shooting in his Vietnam war movie Full Metal Jacket, the area has been transformed, primarily by the success of Canary Wharf, but also by the Docklands Light Railway, the 2012 Olympic Games over at Stratford, and the ongoing regeneration of the Royal Docks. Canary Wharf itself is enjoying an influx of luxury skyscrapers, including Herzon & de Meuron’s One Park Drive, where prices start at £575,000 for a studio, and £1.08m for a two-bedroom apartment. Nearby, South Quay Plaza has 888 homes, many situated in a 66-storey skyscraper with a luxury health club, dockside promenade and park, and a number of shops, bars and restaurants. Prices here start from £675,000.

Evening Standard (05/04/2017)

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