Can the Royal Docks learn from Canary Wharf?

04 February 2015

This meeting took place on 5 February 2015. Read the transcript here.

The next five years are critical to the development of the Royal Docks. How well is the Greater London Authority (GLA) managing the regeneration of this major east London site? With a development potential of £22 billion, the ability to create 29,000 jobs and provide homes for 20,000 Londoners - what must the GLA do to ensure the Royal Docks project is a real success? Can lessons be learnt from the development of the Isle of the Dogs and Canary Wharf - in terms of benefiting the local area and people? The London Assembly Regeneration Committee will tomorrow discuss plans for the Royal Docks with:

Eric Sorensen, former Chief Executive of the London Docklands Development Corporation from 1991-97 and former Chief Executive of the London Thames Gateway Partnership

Dan Bridge, Principal Development Manager, Housing and Land, GLA

Debbie Jackson, Assistant Director - Regeneration, GLA

Jonathan Seager, Housing and Olympic Legacy Policy Lead, London First

Paul Swinney, Senior Economist, Centre for Cities

The meeting will take place on Thursday, 5 February from 2.00pm in Committee Room 4 at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1). Media and members of the public are invited to attend. The meeting can also be viewed via webcast. Notes for Editors:

Full agenda papers.

The Royal Docks lie within an area of 650 hectares, spread across 36 sites in east London. The public sector owns just under a third of the space.

Gareth Bacon AM, Chairman of the Regeneration Committee is available for interview. See contact details below.

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