£3.5bn Silvertown scheme London – delivery team


Major plans to transform the Silvertown site in the London Borough of Newham have been submitted. 

The iconic Millennium Mills building restored.
Credit: Lendlease
by Rory ButlerJanuary 18, 2023

The Silvertown Partnership, working with Lendlease, has revealed ambitious plans to drastically redevelop the historic part of London’s dockside to the tune of £3.5 billion. 

If approved, it could see construction of 6,500 new homes (50% affordable) at the 50-acre site, with the iconic Millennium Mills building restored after 40 years of neglect as the centrepiece of the new community. 

Thought to be “one of the largest regeneration opportunities in the capital”, the scheme could generate up to £90 million a year for London’s economy as the “new cultural hub for the Royal Docks”. 

More than 1,300 people a year will be involved in construction, not including apprenticeships and paid work experience. 

Phase One 

  • 1,248 new homes (610 affordable) 
  • 82,328 sqm commercial space 

The wider scheme 

  • 780,000 sq ft work and creative space 
  • new primary school 
  • healthcare centre and nursery   
  • arts and leisure facilities 
  • cafés, restaurants and bars 
  • public squares and green spaces   

New canal walkways and bridges will traverse more than five acres of water at its centre. 

On the job 

Prior + Partners, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, dRMM, Pollard Thomas Edwards, Maccreanor Lavington, Gort Scott, and OMMX. 

Arup, AECOM, Churchman Thornhill Finch, and DP9.   

Homes England and The Guinness Partnership. 

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