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Public exhibitions for London Dock (Fortress Wapping) – September 2012

Public exhibitions for London Dock (Fortress Wapping) – September 2012

St George invite local residents to the first in a series of public consultation events for the proposed London Dock development in Wapping.

The 15 acre former News International site, known as ‘Fortress Wapping’ was acquired by St George, part of the Berkley Group in May 2012 for £150m [view post].

“We are keen to hear the views of local residents on our initial design proposals for London Dock”, says Nick Hutchings, Managing Director of St George Central London, adding:

“We want to establish a collaborative approach with the community here in preparing our plans and the exhibitions will help begin this dialogue”.

London Dock consultation events – September 2012

Local residents can find out more information about the development by visiting www.londondockconsultation.co.uk.

Public consultation events will take place at the Pennington Street Warehouse, Wapping, which can be found next to the old News International vehicle entrance at the west end of Pennington Street on four dates in September.

Residents will be able to meet the project team, including the recently appointed architects, Patel Taylor and provide feedback on their initial ideas for the site.

  • Saturday 8th September: 11.00 AM-6.00 PM
  • Monday 10th September 2012: 1.00 PM-8.00 PM
  • Tuesday 11th September 2012: 11.00 AM-6.00 PM
  • Wednesday 12th September 2012 1.00PM-6.00 PM
St George exhibition space in the old Rum Warehouse at 'Fortress Wapping'

St George have created a public exhibition space inside part of the old Rum Warehouse

 

To see more photos from inside Fortress Wapping as it has been left by News International, see our 3rd August 2012 post here.

Please help share the information and let others know about the September consultation dates for London Dock.

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  • http://twitter.com/baynesmark Mark Baynes

    Just spent a very interesting hour at the public exhibition. Its very interesting, the thing that surprised me most was that it is not just about housing / retail mix etc but how the development can improve the wider area, especially the wasteland known as The Highway and improve pedestrian routes north and south. Knowledgeable staff on hand who listened – marked contrast to other recent local consultations.

    Go along and I guarantee you will learn something – oh and free biscuits too.

  • MP

    Went to the public exhibition this morning – well worth the visit. Staff explained the approach well and were very helpful. It will be interesting to see how far the comments made by myself and others influence the development. Most people I heard were not keen on high rise development in the area.

  • MP

    Having checked out the access this morning may I recommend that any wheelchair/mobility scooter users wishing to attend use Virginia Street rather than Pennington Street – it’s easier. Pennington Street’s pavements are in poor repair and too narrow on the side next to Fortress Wapping, not to mention the added obstructions caused by the ‘Boris bikes’.

    May I also point out that the boarding around the site has narrowed the pavement in Vaughan Way making it a tight squeeze between the Superstore car park sign and the boarding.

  • MP

    Thanks that’s good to know.

  • info@londondockconsultation

    Hello, yes there is wheelchair access into the warehouse. If you go to the security desk at the front entrance on Pennington Street, they will be able to assist

  • Anon

    Please could someone advise if the exhibition is wheelchair accessible?