Albert Island, a new sustainable development in London’s Royal Docks, builds on the location’s formidable strength in terms of geography, history and people.
To create a modern, varied and inclusive project the local community can be proud of, London & Regional Properties commissioned Tetra Tech to support its hybrid planning application for regenerating a brownfield site in the Royal Albert Basin.
An ambitious regeneration scheme
The 25-acre Albert Island is ultimately about bringing people closer to the river and improving access for locals, visitors, and businesses. Its transformation forms part of ambitious regeneration plans by the Mayor of London and Mayor of Newham, including £300 million pounds of investment to unlock the area’s immense potential in transport, infrastructure, arts and culture, digital connectivity, business growth, and more.
Fully realising this vision necessitated a proposal providing appropriate industrial, educational and residential facilities, as well as full restoration and extension of the existing leisure marina.
Overcoming historical and environmental constraints
As our team delivered on multidisciplinary services, including project management and environmental impact assessment coordination, they paid stark attention to overcoming the site’s historical and existing constraints, including its proximity to London City Airport and the River Thames.
Working collaboratively with third-party consultants on various technical aspects supporting the application, Tetra Tech also provided technical assessments on noise, air quality, climate change, and cumulative effects.
Maximising business, transport, and education opportunities
Having submitted a successful planning application to London Borough of Newham in December 2019, the future looks bright for Albert Island. With its location so close to major rail, river, air and road networks, the island’s regeneration maximises the potential of its links and the opportunities to develop the area’s focus on transport, engineering and infrastructure for the future. The result will be a large-scale and sustainable employment and education hub attracting local, national, and international businesses in the long term