Developments in Newham

Protesting the proposed closure of the Upton Centre in 2015 - campaign was successful

These days, it seems there’s so much change and regeneration in Newham that it can be hard to keep track!

We thought we’d try to help, with our list of current developments, and details of any campaigns being run around/against them.

Please get in touch, or leave a comment below, if there’s a development or local campaign you think we’ve missed out. Or click through to find out more about our active campaigns, why we’re concerned and how you can get involved.

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Newham Greens Officer Rachel, with a Boleyn Dev100 banner 

This is an ongoing project and updated by Newham Greens volunteers. Updates here may not be definitive and are only for your information. Where possible, we’ll provide links to our sources so you can check them if you’d like.

Name & location Date updated
& status
Developer/proposer Highlights
HOUSING
Upton Gardens, E13

Boleyn

Boleyn
Don’t let developers price local people out of Newham
11 Mar 16

Approved

Galliard Group and Barratt London
  • 25-35% affordable & shared ownership homes (211-295, w/84 s.o.)
  • NO  social housing
  • Neighbourhood centre
  • WHUFC Memorial Garden maintained
  • Completed: 2022
Royal Gateway
(Silver, Custom, & Thames Towers + Prince and Victoria Squares)Canning Town, Royal Docks
15 Oct ‘16

Building now

Silver Tower properties already on sale.

Galliard Homes
  • 5 blocks, 336 apartments
  • 13 commercial units
  • Complete Nov ‘16
Asian Business Port UK

Royal Albert Dock, Royal Docks

29 Jul 16

Contractor confirmed

Build: 2016?

ABP (Asian Business Port)
The Good Hotel

Royal Victoria Docks, Royal Docks

25 Oct 16

Approved despite local opposition

The Good Group
  • 148rm hotel
  • Social enterprise
  • Orig. a Dutch Jail turned pop-up hotel which assumed it could open here w/o full consultation
  • Opens: Nov 2016
Silvertown Quays Building

(Permission granted in April 2015)

The Silvertown Partnership

(Chelsfield Properties, First Base and Macquarie Capital)

Trees Not Towers

Pontoon Dock

Oct 2016

Approved by Newham Council Strategic Development Committee despite local opposition

  • Homes for private rental; 25%”affordable”
  • Destruction of trees and wildlife habitats, encroachment in to Thames Barrier Park
  • Demolition of Car Park
TRANSPORT
Silvertown Tunnel 21 Oct 16

Final Consultation ends Nov ’16

Transport for London
  • Tolled 4-lane road tunnel
  • Silvertown to Greenwich
Including Maryland station in zone 2/3 29 Oct 16

Awaiting a response from Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

Stratford Town Centre Improvements Public Consultation runs  17 Oct  – 28 Nov ‘16 Newham Council and TfL
  • Introducing 2-way traffic around Mall
  • Improvements to bus services
  • Better pedestrian and cyclist facilities
  • New public spaces
Crossrail (aka the Elizabeth line)  Under construction Newham Council and TfL
  • High speed railway from Liverpool Street station to Shenfield (NE) and Abbey Wood (SE)
  • New interchanges at Stratford, Maryland, Forest Gate, and Manor Park, and Custom House on the SE branch
  • Fares TBC
  • Trains have air-con and wifi, but concerns over number of seats per train – only ⅓ passengers will be able to sit on full journeys
Crossrail Station Improvements: Manor Park, Forest Gate, and Maryland  Ongoing TfL
  • New platforms and interchanges from Elizabeth line to existing services
  • Better pedestrian and cyclist facilities
  • Safer crossings
  • New taxi, and disabled parking bays

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