About London Dock
London Dock, and the local Wapping area, is steeped in maritime history. In the 19th century, the area developed as a thriving dockland, one of the world’s largest. The London Docklands occupied around 35 hectares, with today’s site located on the north of what was known as the Western Dock.
By the end of the 1980s, the site had been redeveloped into a printing and publishing facility; home to News International’s new headquarters. St George acquired the site in 2012, after the site had fallen into disrepair and become derelict.
Today, St George is building up to 1,800 homes and circa 200,000 square feet of commercial space, all set within a series of landscaped public squares and gardens which anyone can enjoy.
London Dock is fast becoming a successful, thriving new development in Wapping, East London.
The 200-year-old Grade II listed Pennington Street Warehouse is the commercial heart of the development. The long-term vision is for the warehouse to become home to a mix of shops, restaurants and offices.
The development includes the demolition of all existing buildings on-site except for PSW (Grade II-listed) and Times House in Pennington Street, which will undergo a major refurbishment. The permitted development includes:
A residential mix of private and affordable housing, totaling of 1800 homes;
A mixture of commercial use classes ranging from A1-A5, B1, D1-D2;
Incorporation of a site for a secondary school – to be constructed by others;
Conversion of Times House into residential accommodation;
Retention of the PSW and conversion into commercial accommodation;
The provision for a large amount of high quality public realm with improved public accessibility throughout the site;
A public realm strategy that will include the introduction of water into the site;
A series of landscaped gardens;
And basement car parking strategy.
We are approximately 40% through the scheme.
The project has several blocks at different stages so visitors will be able to see various construction techniques and methods.
The tour will include a view of a building model and presentation on the history of the area and vision for the development.
Bookings are currently unavailable for this site.