Monthly Archives: March 2017

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Success in helping local businesses expand!

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In spite of its sleepy residential profile, Wapping actually hosts a growing number of exciting creative businesses from Studio Spaces on Pennington Street to The Dock tech start-up hub in Tobacco Dock and Gensler, the big US architecture firm about to move into Thomas More Square this summer. But perhaps the best known is Cherryduck Studios, formerly Tower Bridge Studios, which shot to local fame after making the fantastic #Wappingisopen YouTube video over the summer. Cherryduck is run by local Wapping couple, …

Tobacco Dock Hotel Site

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Turning into Wapping Lane from the Highway, Wapping residents will recognise the dormant Tobacco Dock hotel site which has lain undeveloped and unloved for far too many years now. It was hoped when planning permission was given to build an aparthotel on the site that we would finally see this eyesore dealt with. Instead, the site has become even grubbier as the hoardings guarding it have gotten more graffitied and ratty-looking. Following resident complaints, I am trying to get the council …

TfL response on the 100…

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A quick update on the campaign to stop TfL cutting short our 100 bus route. Here’s the latest reply from TfL as to why they’re making the change. Fairly sure they’re under pressure to cut budgets to fund Sadiq’s half-hearted fares freeze in spite of pinning the blame on central government. The freeze only affects those buying single fares so Travelcard users are getting the double whammy of hiked fares and reduced services. Anyway, over to TfL… Dear , Thank you …

Tideway Invitation

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This invitation has just come through for all Wapping residents keen to learn more about the Tideway plans for King Edward Memorial Park. Put it in your diary! Dear resident, We will be holding an event on Thursday 23rd March 2017 from 19:00-21:00 to provide an overview of landscape design, architecture and art for the Tideway construction site at King Edward Memorial Park. This event will be held at the Shadwell Centre.  There will be members of the Tideway architecture …

King Henry’s Construction Management Plan

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If you’re a Wapping planning buff you’ll already know. But if you aren’t, you probably go past that big, empty, scraggy site diagonally in front of the Captain Kidd and think, ‘why on earth is that prime piece of Wapping lane so neglected?’. There have actually been approved plans for the past three years to redevelop the site and convert the nearby wharves to residential units, with affordable units built on the empty site. I have posted details of those …