This week Mayor of London Boris Johnson gave the go-ahead to the well-publicised £1 billion Convoys Wharf scheme in Deptford. bptw were appointed in 2010 as planning consultants on the major redevelopment of the 40 acre regeneration project which will open up the waterfront and the Thames Path for the first time in 100 years and deliver 3,500 new homes and over 100,000 square metres of commercial and community uses including a new primary school. At least 1,000 jobs are expected to be created during construction of the scheme on the south bank of the Thames, opposite the Isle of Dogs.
Boris Johnson took over in October after client Hutchison Whampoa asked the Mayor to act as planning authority to speed through a decision on the plans.
Johnson said: “We need to build thousands of new homes in the capital and proposals to do that at Convoys Wharf have stalled for far too long. I am pleased that we have been able to work on a scheme that will have enormous social and economic benefits for local people while preserving the heritage aspects of the site.”
The successful approval of the Farrell’s designed masterplan is testament to the ability of the bptw planning team to oversee large scale regeneration developments in the capital
image credit: Farrells