Contrary to Mr Blackhurst's claim, excellent progress has been made in the Royal Docks. The University of East London starts building its new campus in spring, opening in September 1999 for up to 3,000 students. The campus will be a major tenant of the Royal's Business Park. Near by, a new Olympic- standard rowing course and regatta centre are being built. The West Silvertown Urban Village, establishing a mixed community for up to 5,000 people, has already seen 270 private and social homes built and occupied, and a 23-acre riverside park is being created.This momentum will sweep regeneration eastwards.
Sir Michael Pickard
Chairman, LDDCReuse content