Excel exhibition centre expansion well underway

Work to expand the Excel exhibition centre is now well underway as work on a new structure to the east continues.

The expansion will bring around a 25 per cent increase in floorspace when complete in 2024.

Expansion plan (phase 3)

Whilst welcome in terms of jobs and holding exhibitions drawing the crowds it’s still regretful that a site is so low-rise in a city crying out for more homes – particularly with excellent transport links via the DLR and Elizabeth line so close.

Much of the centre is a vast expanse with a very low-rise building, and the latest Phase 3 isn’t that much different.

As usual with new ground-scrapers such as this near excellent transport links much is made of “green” credentials, though bigger green credentials would be higher density mixed-use land resulting in fewer homes being built as part of urban sprawl.

Custom House DLR and Elizabeth line station directly beside vast Excel site

As it is, there’s no new homes or even hotels above new convention space. And still the developers waffle on about sustainability ad nauseum.



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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.

One thought on “Excel exhibition centre expansion well underway

  • Low rise because of the airport.


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