A short walk from East India DLR Station, Blackwall Yard will become a new riverside neighbourhood, regenerating what was previously an underused, concreted private car park.
The consented proposals will deliver 898 new homes (35% of which will be affordable housing), a two-form primary school, a community hub, spaces for a cafe, pub and grocery store, all built around a new public square and green spaces for residents and visitors to enjoy.
At the heart of Blackwall Yard is the historic Grade II-listed graving dock, redeveloped into an outdoor swimming space and riverboat station. Also on the riverfront is a new pub and restaurant, with panoramic views across the Thames and docklands.
This section of the Thames Path, which has been closed for a number of years, will be reopened. The historic graving dock, filled in as the area's shipbuilding declined, will become an amphitheatre-style garden and an outdoor swimming pool, and new pedestrian and cycle routes will loop among the buildings and out to the riverfront.
The development's stretching environmental, economic and social value outcomes will actively contribute to Tower Hamlet's goal to be a green, safe and cohesive borough.
Tower Hamlet's Strategic Development Committee granted unanimous consent for the proposals in June 2021.