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Young Urbanist Water Series 2 – Royal Docks Walk + Talk

August 17, 2019 @ 14:00 - 17:00 BST

Join the Young Urbanists for an informal study visit to the Royal Docks, a historic and evolving waterfront neighbourhood in Newham, East London.

The Royal Docks is one of the fastest-changing areas of London, which has developed from an industrial past to a present that delivers housing, employment and cultural spaces in East London. We will meet key actors of the regeneration of the area, discuss the future of the docks, have a walkaround and finish with some drinks!

Meet at 2pm at the Royal Albert Wharf Marketing Suite. We will then move towards the Excel Centre, and take the DLR to Royal Victoria for a presentation at the Good Hotel.


Paul Creed: Head of Development & Placemaking in the new Royal Docks team, responsible for the Greater London Authority’s development sites including Silvertown Quays, Albert Island and Royal Albert Dock as well as transforming the public realm including the use of the water in the docks. Paul has worked on the GLA’s Greenwich Peninsula and Beam Park projects since joining the GLA in 2016. Previously worked in the North West on regeneration and economic development projects across Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire.

Peter Barbalov: Partner at Farrells and project lead on the Royal Albert Dock scheme

Colin Wharry, Associate at Maccreanor Lavington

We will finish with a drink on a bar boat close to the Crystal Building.

** please note we originally advertised this event as hopefully involving swimming in Royal Victoria Dock (!) however due to the rain forecast and the limited opening hours of the swimming area (9am-12pm), we won’t be able to do this. Maybe next time!

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August 17, 2019
14:00 - 17:00 BST