Royals Business Park London [UK]

In one of fastest changing areas in London, the former Royal Docks area, a mixed-use environment will emerge just along the runway of London City Airport. Despite these challenging surroundings the site offers a multitude of uses. The Royal Docks will turn into one of key-stones of the South Side of London, providing employment, community and housing in an area that has yet to determine its urban structure.

The masterplan for the 'Royals Business Park', a 21 hectare site at the North edge of Royal Albert Dock in the London Docklands, comprises of a mixed-use development with a total floor space of about 330.000 m2 of gross primary use. Besides an equal split of commercial offices and residential dwellings (each about 150.000 m2), additional supporting uses are proposed. They consist of retail and restaurant/bar facilities, hotels, leisure uses, as well as educational functions and other community related uses for new residents. Overall, the site will offer the possibility to create 10.000 new jobs and could provide space for 1.800 new homes.

An existing DLR line with two stations as well as two road access points already provide good transport linkage. The connectivity of the area will be further increased by bus routes and cycle paths through the site.

Client London Development Agency LDA,  Development Securities plc, London
Program 21 ha masterplan for 330.000 m2 mixed-use functions with focus on offices and housing
Time 2006 - 2008 masterplan, 2007 - present architecture and supervision, 2008 - present landscape design and public spaces
Role Masterplanner in cooperation with Maccreanor Lavington Architects, Rotterdam (architect and landscape architect) 
Participating parties Studio Diekma; Pell Frischman; Fauber Maunsell; AYH; Gerald Eve; Knight Frank