Proposals for a £3m “vertical village” in east London have been approved by Jules Pipe, London’s deputy mayor for planning, in a move that overrules Newham Council’s rejection last year. The 40-acre Thameside West site, co-owned by the GLA and Keystone London, will eventually host more than 5,000 homes and a new DLR station; the waterside project will also include offices, shops, bars, restaurants, a new primary school and around six acres of open space, including a riverside park directly below the path of the Emirates Air Line cable car. Keystone chief executive Max James said that work will begin shortly, with an anticipated finish date of February 2031 pencilled in. The DLR station should be open in 2023.
Evening Standard (25/08/2020)