Lenox Project Feasibility Study Sites - Convoys Wharf

MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


As part of the feasibility study, you rejected the site of the Double Dry Dock as a potential location for the construction of the Lenox, the restoration warship. The Lenox project have informed me that it has becomes apparent that the two sites proposed for the inclusion in the feasibility study have constraints that could adversely affect the project to the point where it might cease to be a viable proposition. Will you reconsider your decision?


Answer for Lenox Project Feasibility Study Sites - Convoys Wharf

Answer for Lenox Project Feasibility Study Sites - Convoys Wharf

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I believe that The Lenox Project is a community project of real significance for Deptford. That is why I have sought an independent study to identify the most feasible site for the project, and worked to obtain a commitment from the applicant for early project funding to help put the business plan together. It is, nevertheless, important to appreciate that there will be specific challenges to overcome whichever site is chosen. However, based on what is known about the range of constraints at Convoys Wharf, I am of the view that assessment of the Olympia and Wharf sites by the feasibility study is the appropriate way forward.