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New Royal Wharf Pier Arrives In London

Royal Wharf Pier
17 October 2019
 

London’s longest pier opened for business in October having been positioned in place in September. It was carried on a 65m x 60m boat and pontoon, brought in by the Mts Viscount tug.

The structure was transported along the River Thames to the shores of the landmark Royal Wharf development. Constructed offsite in Holland, the new pier travelled over 300 miles across the North Sea to reach its new home in, where it will become London’s longest pier and the latest stop on the Thames Clippers service.

Developed by Ballymore & Oxley and designed by Nex-, the pier provides a large public space for Londoners, including a 162sq.m viewing platform and 65m walkway.

The pier will provide locals, tourists and commuters with an alternative way to get in and out of central London, as the capital looks to diversify its transport infrastructure. Thames Clippers provides the fastest and most frequent fleet on the river.

 

Wellness

According to the latest phase of the University of Greenwich wellness research conducted in June 2019, Londoners who commute by boat are still the happiest and most relaxed commuters.

 

Royal Docks regeneration area

Royal Wharf Pier is part of the Royal Wharf development by Ballymore and Oxley. This new neighbourhood for London will comprise 3,385 riverside properties, housing around 10,000 residents and stands within the £3.5 billion Royal Docks regeneration area. Its townhouses, duplexes, apartments and suites are focused around Sovereign Place - a new market square filled with shops, restaurants, bars and cafes.

45% of the 40-acre development is devoted to outside space, including a 500m riverfront promenade.

Picture: By Daniel Lynch/Lynchpix (Instagram) -  the Royal Wharf Pier arrives.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 17 October 2019

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