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London City Airport CEO: Heathrow expansion will secure UK’s ‘global’ position

The head of London City Airport has praised the government for approving Heathrow expansion plans.
CEO Declan Collier said the announcement to build a third runway at the west London site was “good news for Britain” in the “current political climate”.

He also linked the move to his own airport’s expansion, which was agreed in July.

“Approving development […]

Royal Docks Silvertown Development gets planning permission

Planning permission has been granted for the transformation of a 62-acre industrial site in the Royal Docks.
The Silvertown Quays project is expected to deliver 3,000 new homes and 50 commercial buildings. It is thought the £3.5bn scheme will also create 21,000 new jobs.

The Greater London Authority owns the site in Newham and is working with […]

Mayor of Tower Hamlets welcomes plans for new cycle bridge

Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs has welcomed plans for a cycle bridge between Canary Wharf and Rotherhithe.
Part of a package of east London river crossings unveiled by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s unveiling of a package of river crossings, John Briggs

to address the shortfall in the east of the capital with new rail links between the Docklands […]

London Mayor commits to east London river crossings

The London Mayor has finally thrown his support behind a range of river crossings in east London, including the controversial Silvertown Tunnel and a new ferry link between the Isle of Dogs and the Greenwich Peninsula.
Sadiq Khan has been mulling over the challenge of keeping the east moving since he was appointed to City Hall […]

Spire London at Docklands set to launch in October

China’s Greenland Group is set to launch Spire London in Docklands – western Europe’s tallest residential skyscraper.

The £800million plus development, located next to West India Quay in Canary Wharf, will be launched on Thursday, October 13.

The 67-storey tower measures more than 235m and will provide 861 apartments, 765 of which are for private sale, including luxurious suites, […]

London City Airport pledges support for Newham’s small businesses

London City Airport is sponsoring the Businessperson of the Year category at the first Newham Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

The winners will be announced at the Old Town Hall in Stratford on October 13.

“We want to help the small and medium enterprises in Newham,” Liam McKay, head of public affairs at London City Airport, said.

“It’s […]

Key legacy of London Olympics on target as 20,000 new homes given planning permission

A key legacy of the London Olympics has begun to take shape as 20,000 new homes are given planning permission in boroughs around the site of the 2012 Games.

Government figures say that developers are on course to meet a target of 24,000 new properties in east London at sites where regeneration was triggered by the Olympics.

Housing and Planning Minister […]

East London’s City Island development release batch of two hundred new apartments

Two hundred new apartments will go on sale next week at East London’s landmark City Island development.

The first batch of 100 City Island apartments on the banks of the river Lea were snapped up after going on sale earlier this month for between £405,000 for a studio and £760,000 for the larger four-bedroom properties.

Developer EcoWorld […]

Telehouse Europe opens North Two data centre in Docklands

Telehouse Europe has launched its £135million North Two data centre in Docklands.

The centre, created in partnership with London Internet Exchange (Linx), measures 258,000 sq ft and adds to Telehouse’s existing 785,000 sq ft of space in Poplar.

North Two will provide direct connections to internet service providers (ISPs) and application service providers (ASPs), carriers, mobile and content providers, […]

Night Tube will boost business in Stratford

The long-awaited arrival of the Night Tube will boost business and increase safety, the chairman of the borough’s chamber of commerce has said.

Nearly a year after the service was scheduled to start, the all-night weekend Tube will finally begin on the Central and Victoria lines on August 19 and expand to the Jubilee, Piccadilly and […]