Another Silvertown housing development approved

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.

Royal Wharf on right

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.

Site recently seen from passing DLR. Ghost sign on left. Millennium Mills on right

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.

Deanston Wharf render showing view from West Silvertown DLR station

There’s also the vast Silvertown Quays site. Work begun last month on the first homes. Eventually around 6,000 are due to be built.

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.

Former hotel site building work now underway

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.

Trains running through Silvertown

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.


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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.

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