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Invitation to Silvertown Design Code Workshops

Dear Silvertown Community Members, We are excited to announce that we will be hosting three workshops with small groups of community members and the project team to work collaboratively and co-develop a Design Code framework for Silvertown: 1. A Town Centre in Silvertown (Wednesday, May 11th, 18:30 - 20:00): This workshop will focus on creating a hypothetical high street for Silvertown and explore what types of uses would best cater to Silvertown's diverse communities. 2. Searching for Silvertown (Saturday, May 14th, 11:00 - 15:00; lunch and refreshments provided): This workshop will involve a guided walkabout the Silvertown area, discussions about the area's context and identity, and how this can be represented in the new development. 3. Streetscape and Water Uses (Wednesday, May 18th, 18:30 - 20:00): This workshop will focus on exploring connections within Silvertown and the Royal Docks, the site's relationship with water, and how the waterfront can be activated. These workshops will be your opportunity to feed directly into the Design Code framework and ensure high quality development that reflects the needs of the Royal Docks and Newham. We are accepting a maximum of 15 attendees for each workshop, on a first come first serve basis. All workshops will take place locally and the venue will be confirmed once each workshop is filled. Please let us know if you would like to register for a workshop by completing this form . We also wanted to let you know that a variety of frequently asked questions and answers have been uploaded to the Commonplace website, which you can view here . If you have any questions regarding the Silvertown Design Code, don't hesitate to get in touch with us directly. We look forward to seeing you at these workshops soon! Sincerely, The Silvertown Engagement Team

Posted on 27th April 2022

by The Silvertown Engagement Team

New Royal Victoria Dock Bridge - Feedback Form Closing Soon

To date, we have received over 130 feedback forms and contributions via Commonplace! It is exciting to see so many members of the community engaged with our proposals for a new RVDB and Jetty. We wanted to provide an update on this feedback form and answer some questions that have come up through the feedback we've received. The feedback form for the new RVDB and Jetty will close on Wednesday, 13 April at 23:59 . This will provide adequate opportunities for us to review the feedback and respond accordingly in time with the planning application submission later this Spring. If you haven't already, you can learn more about the proposals and leave your feedback here . As a quick reminder, if you haven’t completed your details for your Commonplace account, make sure you do so by clicking the three bars in the top right and logging-in. From the feedback we received so far, two questions were frequently asked. They are presented below in Question-and-Answer format: Question: Why is the new Royal Victoria Dock Bridge’s alignment a ‘double S-curve’ and not a straight line across Royal Victoria Dock? Answer: The ‘double S-curve’ alignment was determined after a series of rigorous studies assessing key project objectives and constraints including, travel time, opening span alignment and Royal Victoria Dock navigation channel, structural implications, costs and materials quantities, aesthetic opportunities, maximising desirable views, and locations for dwell and rest, among other criteria. In relation to a straight alignment across Royal Victoria Dock, the travel time analysis found only a small difference between the travel time when compared to the preferred alignment and the negative outcomes from the straight alignment (per the above assessment criteria) showed that the double S-curve alignment was preferred. Question: How will the new Royal Victoria Dock Bridge allow larger and smaller vessels to navigate across Royal Victoria Dock? Answer: The middle section of the new Royal Victoria Dock Bridge will open to allow larger vessels to pass through. While the new Royal Victoria Dock Bridge’s landing points will be at ground-level, they will slope gently upwards towards the middle of the bridge. This will allow most smaller vessels to pass underneath the bridge without any need for the bridge to open. If you have any further questions regarding this planning application, please let us know via email: hello@silvertown.co.uk Thank you again for all the feedback received so far and for your continued engagement with the Silvertown redevelopment project.

Posted on 7th April 2022

by Silvertown Engagement Team

Thank you for joining our Community Exhibitions!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our community exhibitions on Saturday, 5 March and Tuesday, 8 March at Expressway London! We really enjoyed getting to speak with members of the community about the plans for Silvertown’s redevelopment, including the new hybrid masterplan and new Royal Victoria Dock Bridge. We learned a lot about what residents and visitors love about the Silvertown area, and how we can make sure that Silvertown meets the needs of the existing and new communities. If you didn’t get the chance to view the exhibition last week or would like to look at the boards again, you can view them as a PDF here . Let us know what you think about the proposals on our dedicated Commonplace feedback pages: During the exhibition, we also highlighted how you can get involved with the co-created Silvertown Design Code. The Design Code will be an opportunity to help shape the look and feel of Silvertown’s new neighbourhoods and set the parameters for future development of the site. Through a series of workshops over the coming months, the community and project team will work collaboratively to co-develop a Design Code framework for Silvertown. If you would like to get more involved with creating the Design Code and want to attend a workshop, let us know via email (hello@silvertown.com). Thank you again to everyone who joined us! If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, please let us know via email (hello@silvertown.co.uk) or Instagram (@silvertownldn).

Posted on 16th March 2022

by Silvertown Engagement Team

Reminder: Join us at our first Community Exhibition tomorrow

Tomorrow (Saturday, 5 March 2022), we will be at Expressway London between 13:00 and 17:00 for our first of two community exhibitions! At this exhibition, you will find out about our ambitions for the redevelopment of the 27-hectare Silvertown site and the progress made since the 2016 and 2019 planning applications. We will also be sharing more information on a new planning application for Silvertown’s masterplan and on additional applications to be submitted later this year. It will be the first opportunity to give feedback on several significant projects, including: the new masterplan, the new Royal Victoria Dock Bridge, and the community-created Silvertown Design Code. Members of the Silvertown project team will be in attendance to talk through the plans and answer any questions, queries, or concerns that you may have. We’d love to meet you and hear your views on these new proposals so please join us tomorrow! Full details of the events can be found below: What: Silvertown Community Exhibition When: Saturday, 5 March 2022 from 13:00 to 17:00 Where: Expressway London, 1 Dock Road, London, E16 1AG (we will be in the Lobby) Who: The Silvertown Project Team Why: To share and get feedback on our revised proposals for Silvertown How: Full details of how to get to Expressway can be found on their website here . If you have any questions about the event, please get in touch via 'Contact the Project Team' on our homepage .

Posted on 4th March 2022

by Silvertown Engagement Team

Join us at our March Community Exhibitions

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting two community exhibitions on Saturday, 5 March 2022 at Expressway London between 13:00 and 17:00 and on Tuesday, March 8 between 15:00 and 19:00. At these exhibitions, you will find out about our ambitions for the redevelopment of the 27-hectare Silvertown site and the progress made since the 2016 and 2019 planning applications. We will also be sharing more information on a new planning application for Silvertown’s masterplan and on additional applications to be submitted later this year. It will be the first opportunity to give crucial feedback on several significant projects, including: the revised masterplan, the new Royal Victoria Dock Bridge, and the community-created Silvertown Design Code. Members of the Silvertown project team will be in attendance to talk through the plans and answer any questions, queries, or concerns that you may have. We’d love to meet you and hear your views on these new proposals so please join us on the 5th and 8th of March! Full details of the events can be found below: What: Silvertown Community Exhibitions When: Saturday, 5 March 2022 from 13:00 to 17:00 and Tuesday, 8 March 2022 from 15:00 to 19:00 Where: Expressway London, 1 Dock Road, London, E16 1AG Who: The Silvertown Project Team Why: To share and get feedback on our revised proposals for Silvertown How: Full details of how to get to Expressway can be found on their website here . If you have any questions about the event, please get in touch via 'Contact the Project Team' on our homepage .

Posted on 24th February 2022

by Silvertown Engagement Team

Silvertown February 2022 Update

The Silvertown Partnership (a joint venture between Lendlease and Starwood Capital) is excited to announce the next steps towards redeveloping Silvertown, one of London’s newest neighbourhoods. Since our last communications in 2020, the team has been hard at work making key revisions to the Silvertown master plan. We have taken a number of key lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic to inform our delivery a mixed-use, accessible, and vibrant new community in East London’s Royal Docks. Over the next year, three applications will be submitted for Silvertown's regeneration: A Reserved Matters Application (RMA) will be submitted to Newham Council to infill part of Pontoon Dock within the Silvertown site. The infilling of part of the Dock is needed to create additional land for development for Silvertown's Phase 1 and to increase the amount of new homes and public spaces on site. Future construction works on the reclaimed land created by the dock infill, including the development of any buildings, landscaping, or public spaces will come forward under the Revised Masterplan Application. More information can be found on the Dock Infill Application page . As part of the Outline Planning Permission received in 2016 for the Silvertown site, The Silvertown Partnership is committed to delivering a new bridge connecting the Silvertown site to the Custom House Station area. The new bridge will sit alongside the existing Royal Victoria Dock Footbridge (which will undergo improvements), and will connect Silvertown to the Customs House area. More information can be found on the New Royal Victoria Dock Bridge Application page . Before construction can start on the Silvertown site, we need to undertake enabling works to prepare the site for future development. These works will include site clearance, removal and disposal of hazardous materials, demolition works, earthworks to level the site, and the removal of vegetation and trees along North Woolwich Road. These works will take place between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, with some weekend working hours when needed and permitted. Silvertown's site neighbours will be notified well in advance of any out-of-hours work on site. Our demolition contractors, Keltbray, will be on-site between from February through March 2022 to begin initial works. More information can be found on the Let's Get Started: Building Silvertown page . Across the entire site, 109 trees will be felled during enabling works to allow for utilities to be installed and enable the construction of Phase 1 Throughout the construction of Phase 1, over 300 trees will be planted as part of our landscaping strategy. We are actively exploring ways to store and re-use the felled trees. We have issued notices to near neighbours to alert the public of the tree felling proposals and give sufficient time for residents to log enquiries and concerns. More information can be found on the Let's Get Started: Building Silvertown page . We will be updating the plans for Silvertown and how you can get involved with the project via this Commonplace site. You can receive all the latest news about the Silvertown project by signing-up through the News page .

Posted on 2nd February 2022

by Silvertown Engagement Team

Silvertown Update: New material available on Commonplace

Thank you to everyone who came along to our exhibition at the beginning of September where we presented the detailed proposals for Phase 1 of Silvertown following six months of consultation. Phase 1 information If you weren't able to make it on the day and want to see how the detailed proposals for Phase 1 have progressed, the information is now available on the Commonplace website in three sections: The exhibition material can be viewed here: https://silvertown.commonplace.is/overview Consultation Feedback We have been consulting on the proposals for Phase 1 since April 2019 and have gathered feedback from the community which has been incorporated into our proposals for Phase 1. Over 500 people have taken part in the consultation process and we have received over 400 individual pieces of feedback through the consultation events and online. Below is a summary of how we have responded to some of the comments raised. Planning Submission and Future Engagement We are now working towards making a Reserved Matters Application for Phase 1 to Newham Council which will be submitted in the coming weeks. While the consultation process for Phase 1 has now concluded, we will continue to engage and work with the community prior to any construction work on site and as we start to work on proposals for later phases of Silvertown, including plans for the new bridge across Royal Victoria Dock. In the near future we will consult with the community again on the potential meanwhile use plans on the site.

Posted on 18th September 2019

by Matt Sims

Thanks for attending our recent recent public events

Thanks to everyone who came along to our recent events. It was great to see so many people down at the Millennium Mills for the Open Day and the Good Hotel for our exhibition on the future plans for the Silvertown site. Overall, we had more than 250 people take part over the two days, providing some really useful feedback on our proposals which we have summarised below. For those who were unable to make it to either of our events, all the exhibition materials are now available to view online through the Commonplace platform . Feedback on our vision for Silvertown Bringing the Millennium Mills into use, providing shops, cafes and restaurants and building in culture, leisure and community space were the most supported elements of the Phase 1 proposals. We also set out our principles for the Silvertown development, with participants feeling most strongly about ‘Creating a unique place with an identity that is exciting , bold and authentic’ and ‘Creating a local centre which serves the community where people want to call home’. Feedback on our approach to Mill Place Overall, our proposals for Mill Place were strongly supported by those who attended, with 94% of people agreeing with our approach. Restoring the Millennium Mills and making the ground floor of the Mills publicly accessible were the two most strongly supported statements regarding our proposals. There was also strong support to provide more local amenities, such as shops as well as food and drink options in the area. When asked about the type of activities that would be supported around Mill Place, the top three responses were; festivals, events on the water and arts and exhibitions. Feedback on our approach to Silo-D Park Our proposals for Silo-D Park were also strongly supported with 91% of people agreeing with our overall approach. Respondents were keen to see additional green space, recreation and leisure activities and markets being provided being around Silo-D. In particular, people wanted to see cafes and water activities in the finger dock to help activate the water’s edge around Silo-D. Have you had your say on our proposals yet? Join the conversation at https://silvertown.commonplace.is/

Posted on 2nd August 2019

by Matt Sims

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