Silvertown wins award for driving future economic growth in Newham

Silvertown, the 62-acre scheme in the Royal Docks came out on top at the ‘Future Economic Growth’ category of this year’s Planning & Placemaking Awards.

The project was announced as the winner at the awards ceremony, which was held at Savoy Place in Central London on the 23rd of June.

The annual award recognises projects that clearly demonstrate tangible economic benefits to an area, improve the physical and environment qualities and contribute to the local community.

The £3.5 billion development is set to regenerate Newham – the sixth most deprived local authority in England[1] – through the creation of 21,000 jobs, 3,000 new homes, improved infrastructure, leisure and commercial spaces and contribute £260 million to the London economy.

The 62-acre site will reinvent the concept of the atelier on a grand scale – creating a lively and buzzing environment where people who make things, can show and share them with others, drawing in visitors from afar. Former flourmill, Millennium Mills lies at the heart of the site and will be transformed to house start-ups and emerging businesses that want to push the boundaries of how they work, collaborate and create.

Simon Webster, The Silvertown Partnership comments, “We are delighted to have won the ‘Future Economic Growth’ award. The Planning and Placemaking Awards are a well renowned event in the sector, so to be given this award at an event held in such high-esteem is recognition for everyone connected to our Silvertown project.

“Our main focus is on how the project can benefit the surrounding area and community, so to be recognised and awarded for this is a great achievement for us.”