With regeneration in London’s East End going from strength to strength, Royal Docks is the capital’s newest area for development.
Docks and location
The Royal Docks comprise four historic shipping quays on the north bank of the Thames: Victoria Dock, Royal Albert Dock, King George V Dock and Pontoon Dock, located just east of Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs.
Chinese business district development company ABP (Asian Business Port) has chosen Royal Docks for its landmark UK project. The new Business Port is expected to attract many Asian companies who will use it as their European base and generate huge economic growth. The Business Port will include not just office space but also residential and retail units, all of which will make Royal Docks a highly desirable location to live and work.
Already, Royal Docks is the home of the ExCel business exhibition centre, which has contributed a great deal towards the area’s economy, while the O2 concert and conference venue is sited just across the river.
Property and flats
The Asian Business Port will include residential property and flats, but there are many other developments underway in the area. Royal Victoria Dock is eagerly anticipating the UK’s first “floating village” while more conventional residential developments are planned for Pontoon Dock and the Royal Albert Basin. As the area continues to develop, it is highly likely that further investment opportunities will arise.
Thanks to the Docklands Light Railway station at Pontoon Dock, it’s easy to access the Canary Wharf, Docklands and the City.
Best of all, Royal Docks is situated very close to London’s City Airport, from which you can fly to most UK and European destinations. Unlike other airports, London City Airport (LCY) caters primarily for business people, so travellers benefit from services such as check-in just fifteen minutes before their flights, concierge service and complimentary wi-fi.
Things to do
Royal Docks offers residents and visitors a host of waterfront bars and restaurants – a beautiful setting for an evening out.
There are also opportunities for watersports and open-water swimming, as well as a stunning urban beach for when the sun comes out!
You can visit the Siemens Crystal building, a living example of green design, or follow the sculpture trail that starts at the O2 and includes works by Martin Creed, Eduardo Paolozzi, Sterling Ruby and James Balmforth.
You can even take the Emirates cable car across the river to Greenwich, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the National Maritime Museum.
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