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UK’s widest Tunnel Boring Machine on its way to East London
UK’s widest Tunnel Boring Machine on its way to East London

UK’s widest Tunnel Boring Machine on its way to East London

The UK's widest tunnel boring machine (TBM) has passed its factory acceptance tests, and will shortly be shipped from the factory in Germany to the UK, to arrive in East London and start digging the Silvertown road tunnel under the Thames.

Dec
21
2021
Unbuilt London: Biota! – the East London aquarium
Unbuilt London: Biota! – the East London aquarium

Unbuilt London: Biota! – the East London aquarium

Not that many years ago, and already largely forgotten, there was a plan for a huge aquarium, Biota!, to be built next to the Millennium Mills in Docklands.

Mar
11
2021
Tickets Alert: Fires, bells and spinning wheels
Tickets Alert: Fires, bells and spinning wheels

Tickets Alert: Fires, bells and spinning wheels

Tickets for three art installations for the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival are released at lunchtime today.

Aug
06
2020
Three large London housing sites get funding
Three large London housing sites get funding

Three large London housing sites get funding

Three large housing developments aligned with transport upgrades have been given loans worth £309 million from the government's housing agency, Homes England

Jun
18
2020
Construction starts on London’s longest river pier
Construction starts on London’s longest river pier

Construction starts on London’s longest river pier

Building work has started on what will be the longest pier on the River Thames within London, and which will include a public viewing platform.

Jan
11
2019
The DLR is getting a new station and more trains
The DLR is getting a new station and more trains

The DLR is getting a new station and more trains

A little noticed sentence in the Budget has announced that the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is to get a new station and 14 additional trains.

Nov
01
2018
A mile long artwork commissioned for Crossrail
A mile long artwork commissioned for Crossrail

A mile long artwork commissioned for Crossrail

A length of concrete wall running alongside the future Elizabeth line tracks in East London is to be covered in a mile-long work of art.

Mar
28
2017
Five new river crossings announced by the Mayor
Five new river crossings announced by the Mayor

Five new river crossings announced by the Mayor

The Mayor of London has outlined aspirations for a number of new river crossings in East London, which is a bit of a north-south barrier at the moment as far as transport is concerned.

Oct
04
2016
Silvertown’s derelict Tate Institute
Silvertown’s derelict Tate Institute

Silvertown’s derelict Tate Institute

Down in Silvertown opposite the mighty Tate & Lyle sugar factories sits a rather forlorn looking building. Run down and neglected, it has the appearance of a large pub, or maybe an old music hall.

Jan
31
2014
More photos from inside the Connaught Tunnel
More photos from inside the Connaught Tunnel

More photos from inside the Connaught Tunnel

Last week I had a chance to go back into the Connaught Tunnel – the Victorian railway tunnel that runs underneath two of London’s docks and will be part of the future Elizabeth line service. As you may recall from

Apr
11
2012
The memorial to London’s largest ever explosion
The memorial to London’s largest ever explosion

The memorial to London’s largest ever explosion

At precisely 6:52 in the evening on the 19th January, 1917, one of the largest explosions in the UK took place – in Silvertown, East London. The explosion killed 73 people, injured 328 more and left around 600 people with

Mar
25
2012
Tate and Lyle’s staff park in Silvertown
Tate and Lyle’s staff park in Silvertown

Tate and Lyle’s staff park in Silvertown

While Mr Tate of Tate and Lyle is famous for giving a gallery to the country, rather less known is the generosity of the other half of the company - which is manifest in a public park donated by Sir Leonard Lyle.

Mar
11
2012