Silvertown is currently one of London’s development hotspots and another plot is set to join an ever-growing list providing new homes.
This time it’s on a petrol station and ambulance station site beside the new Oasis Academy school on North Woolwich Road, which is also opposite the recently completed 3,500-home Royal Wharf development.
Eighty one flats are planned on site. This isn’t a new submission and was approved a few months back. I’d managed to miss it amongst all others underway or planned locally.
Still, it’s worth covering as it shows just how many homes are coming to the area and how demand for the DLR will remain strong.
The site is located between two other major developments, with the first being Deanston Wharf with 800 homes. That is nearing completion. It’s making its mark south of the river too, and visible from outside Charlton station when looking north.
Heading a little further afield and there’s plenty more homes on the agenda. One former hotel site is now underway. That was covered in February this year, with 140 homes approved.
South of that a substantial masterplan is being drawn up for 1,650 homes, with indicative buildings outlined in the above image.
All this means that the DLR will see healthy ridership in coming years.
TfL had expected a sizable fall after the Elizabeth line opened. It hasn’t happened. Fortunately new trains were ordered and due to enter service from 2024.
There could have been a temptation to cut that order with Crossrail arriving. If that had happened, we’d be in a spot of bother in coming years.