Silvertown Quays: First of eventual 6,000 homes finally underway

Work has finally begun on constructing homes on Silvertown Quays after decades of inactivity.

Piling rigs have moved on site after around a year of land clearance at the development which includes Millennium Mills.

Plans have been and gone for many years. A ill-fated music festival was planned but cancelled in the 2010s.

Render of completed scheme

The glacial pace at which homes are often built can be seen in the fact that the London Regeneration Agency first started work planning this site in 2002.

In 2022 a funding deal was agreed to fund infrastructure including a new bridge alongside £80 million for the first 1,500-homes.

Millennium Mills on right with listed grain silo to left

Millennium Mills will be renovated and the listed grain silo will remain.

3,500-homes were recently built opposite at Royal Wharf and 800 more will soon be complete at Deanston Wharf.

Ballymore development Royal Docks
Render from West Silvertown DLR station of Deanston Wharf

This will all ensure the Woolwich Arsenal DLR branch will see heathy ridership numbers for some years to come.



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I've lived in south east London most of my life growing up in Greenwich borough and working in the area for many years. The site has contributors on occasion and we cover many different topics. Living and working in the area offers an insight into what is happening locally.

2 thoughts on “Silvertown Quays: First of eventual 6,000 homes finally underway

  • There really is zero imagination with respect to architecture, every block in this area looks like a cut and paste from a choice of four designs

  • It’s not a detail plan. The future phases will require reserved matters or details plans to be submitted.


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