Royal Docks and Greenwich Peninsula: progress report

Thursday 25 February 2016

09:30 – 17:00 (registration from 08:15/09:00)

Trinity Buoy Wharf, 64 Orchard Place, London E14 0JY

As Boris Johnson’s administration prepares to hand over to a new Mayor later this Spring, this full-day NLA on location event will review activity to date and look at what the priorities should be for the next incumbent for the key emerging areas of the Royal Docks and Greenwich Peninsula. What might a new Mayor mean for these key areas of the capital?

Looking at the Royal Docks and Greenwich Peninsula, a morning conference examined the areas' planning, development and delivery opportunities and challenges and discuss what these key strategic areas for London need to do to maximize their development potential. Afternoon walking tours then looked at both areas in further detail after a networking lunch.
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09:30 - Morning conference
13:00 - Networking Lunch
13:45 - Walking tours
16:00 - End of walking tours
Getting to the Venue:
Free MBNA Thames Clippers Trip
London Bridge City Pier is located close to Hay’s Galleria by London Bridge station (Northern, Jubilee and mainline railway services). If you take the Duke Street Hill exit from the station and turn left to walk along Borough High Street towards London Bridge. Once you get to the bridge there will be stairs on your right which will take you down to the riverside where it is a 3 minute walk along the river to arrive at the Pier. An NLA representative will be in the waiting room on the left hand side of the pier who you should make yourself known to on arrival to check-in.
Please note that registration will begin at 08:15 and embarkment onto the boat will take place at 08:30. The boat will depart from London Bridge Pier at 08:40 sharp and refreshments will be served onboard. As we are within the MBNA Thames Clippers service schedule we cannot delay the boat’s departure for anyone, therefore, please arrive promptly to ensure that you do not have to make your own way to the venue from London Bridge.
The boat will arrive at Trinity Buoy Wharf pier at 09:10 and the conference will begin at 09:30.
Arrivals on foot
East India DLR station is the closest station, it is a 12 minute walk from Trinity Buoy Wharf.
Please note that there is no parking at the venue.
Afternoon walking tours:
Tour A: Royal Docks North
This tour, led by Bethan James and Lauren Noble, GLA, will travel by bus through the Royal Docks North area, visiting key development schemes including Custom House, Royal Albert Dock, Gallions Reach and Royal Albert Wharf, investigating the future of this area of London as it prepares for the arrival of Crossrail. Delegates will hear from Rachel Cockerill and Murray Woodburn, LB Newham, with site specific insights provided by Conor Daly, Project Leader for Royal Albert Dock at Farrells, Patrick Hurley, Sales Manager at ABP, and Richard Lavington, Founding Director at Maccreanor Lavington. 

This tour will end at Gallions Reach DLR station. 


Tour B: Royal Docks South
Led by Daniel Bridge, GLA with input from Shelim Shakir, LB Newham, this tour will travel on foot through the Royal Docks South area, visiting key development sites along the route including Pontoon Dock and featuring an extended tour of the Millennium Mills, Silvertown. Delegates will hear from Max Lieven and Michael Stefanou from First Base, Rob Partridge, Director at AKTII and Stina Hokby, Senior Associate at Fletcher Priest. Delegates will be provided with PPE at Millennium Mills. This tour will finish at Pontoon Dock DLR station. 

Tour C: Greenwich Peninsula
Beginning with a unique overview of the area from the sky, this tour will travel south via Emirates Air Line Cable Car before taking a comprehensive look at development on Greenwich Peninsula. Led by Will Stewart, GLA, delegates will visit Millennium Village, Morden Wharf and Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range with site specific input from Peter Willis, Development Director, Countryside Properties, Marcello Burbante, Development Manager, U+I and Eoin Keating, Director at Jestico & Whiles. This tour will end at North Greenwich underground station.

Speakers Toggle

Sir Edward Lister, Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor for Policy and Planning 
Richard Blakeway, Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property 
Cllr Ken Clark
, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning, Building Communities and Public Affairs, Newham Council
Barry Jessup, Director, First Base
Richard Upton
, Deputy Chief Executive, U+I 
John Long, Development Director, Igloo
Deirdra Armsby
, Head of Regeneration & Planning, LB Newham 
Antony Kingston
, Senior Development Manager, Ballymore
Peter Barbalov
, Partner, Farrells 
Fred Pilbrow, Senior Partner, Pilbrow and Partners
Eric Reynolds
, Founding Director, Urban Space Management
Geoff Symonds
, COO, MBNA Thames Clippers
Jonathan Kendall
, Director of Urban Design, Fletcher Priest 
Chenine Bhathena
, Senior Cultural Strategy Officer, GLA 

Emily Read, Principal Urban Design Advisor, TfL 
Peter Murray, Chairman, NLA (Chair)

Ticket Information Toggle

Ticket Cost £299 +VAT - click here to book

If you would like to take advantage of the free Thames Clipper trip from London Bridge to the venue please choose the ticket option 'Delegate ticket plus Thames Clipper' when booking.

NLA members are entitled to discounted rates at NLA On Location conferences.

If you experience any issues whilst making a booking please contact Molly Nicholson or call 020 7636 4044 

If you would like to become a member, and would like to discuss membership options please contact Emily Wilson

News Toggle

Developers told: ‘don’t kill London’s golden goose’


Developers and planners involved in the regeneration of the Royal Docks and Greenwich Peninsula must ensure they maintain high levels of quality design and avoid killing off London’s ‘golden goose’ – its rich layers of history and character.


Royal Docks and Greenwich Peninsula: Progress Report


Looking at the Royal Docks and Greenwich Peninsula, this full day, on location conference examined the areas' planning, development and delivery opportunities and challenges and discuss what these key strategic areas for London need to do to maximize their development potential.