Let's Get Started: Building Silvertown


Lets Get Started: Building Silvertown

Over the next few months, a variety of works will take place on site to begin the delivery of the Silvertown regeneration project. You will start to see exciting changes to the site as we begin building a new community in the Royal Docks.

In February this year, the enabling works for the early delivery of Phase 1 plots began with tree felling along the North Woolwich Road. The removal of these trees is crucial to enabling utilities works to be carried out.

The Phase 1 Reserved Matters Approval (RMA) also consented the planting of over 300 new trees within Phase 1 and the development of new public realm including a major new public square, a local park, and public access to Pontoon Dock for the first time. We will be retaining and are actively exploring ways to re-use felled trees.

The image above shows some of the trees that have been removed along North Woolwich Road.

Additional works on site will begin in due course, this includes utility diversions commencing in March. This will be followed by excavation and earthworks later this Spring. Work on the dock infill, Phase 1 utilities installation and the first homes will start on site later this year. 

In March 2022, utilities diversion work and related earthworks will be carried out along North Woolwich Road. These works will enable future utilities on-site to be connected to the existing network. 

Later in Spring 2022, earthworks will begin in Phase 1 to level the ground and collect material for the dock infill works. See the Dock Infill Application page for more details about the dock infill work and application. 

In Autumn 2022, development begins on the first homes as part of Phase 1 approved in 2019.

As we progress with works, we will keep you updated as we ready the site for construction of Phase 1, and with any changes to our programme. To keep up to date, subscribe to our news updates here.

We will be in contact with close neighbours to the site in due course, with more information about these initial works and any disruptions that may take place.  

More information about these works can be found on the related exhibition board from our March community exhibitions, which you can find here.

If you have any comments of questions about these works, please do let us know