17 minutes from central London and within easy reach of much of the South East our Thames Gateway office in Crossways Business Park sits at the heart of one of the major motorway junctures in the South East of England with easy access to the M25, M20 and A2.
In May 2005 we became the first regional firm to recognise the strategic importance of the Thames Gateway and open an office at the heart of the largest and arguably most important regeneration project the UK has ever seen.
We provide a full range of legal services to clients both in the Thames Gateway, London and overseas. Our lawyers have been immersed in the region for over 10 years and have a real understanding of the key issues facing the region and the businesses and people within it. We understand the unique opportunities and challenges facing different sectors of the community, now and in the future, and work alongside businesses, individuals, charities, not for profit organisations, local and central government and other key stakeholders to try to ensure common understanding and aspiration that will benefit all.
We received widespread publicity for our detailed research report, Thames Gateway Regeneration - a Business Perspective. A survey undertaken to ascertain knowledge of the regeneration plans, key issues from a business perspective and views on progress to date. This research was then updated in 2015, to mark the offices 10th anniversary.
We host a diverse range of highly acclaimed events including seminars, workshops and networking forums which, along with our other activities, have received extensive press coverage. Sign up for our events
Our office is located in Crossways Business Park. View our office location. You can find our Thames Gateway team here.
For further information please contact Kamal Aggarwal.
Thomson Snell & Passmore is delighted to be involved in the Dartford and Gravesham Business Awards once again. The competition is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the diverse range of business success in the area, and we look forward with anticipation to engaging with this year's participants.
We are also delighted to be involved with the Swale Business Awards for the third year. The competition is a fantastic opportunity for local companies to showcase the diverse range of business success and talent in Swale. Last year's awards proved to be a valuable lesson in what can be achieved through hard work, determination and a clear goal.
Congratulations to last year's winners. We are looking forward with anticipation to engaging with this year's participants.
About the Thames Gateway
The Thames Gateway is the largest single regeneration initiative in North West Europe. The region, which is currently home to around 1.6 million people, will see around 160,000 new homes built and 225,000 jobs created.
The region stretches from Canary Wharf and the Olympic Village 40 miles (60 km) eastwards to Southend-on-Sea in Essex and the Isle of Sheppey in Kent.
There are three principle regions within the Thames Gateway - please click on the links at the bottom of the page under Related for more details.
London Thames Gateway
London Thames Gateway comprises a large area to the north and south of the Thames in East London, the most high profile of which at present is undoubtedly the Olympic site near Stratford. The London Thames Gateway also includes Lower Lea Valley, London Riverside, Lewisham, Woolwich, Greenwich & Bexley.
The Stratford City development of a 70 hectare site near the Olympic Park will alone see the construction of 4,800 residential units, 620,000 square metres of commercial, hotel and leisure space and 150,000 square metres of retail space. It is expected to lead to the creation of 34,000 jobs.
Other developments in the Lea Valley include the creation of a further 40,000 jobs at Canary Wharf, 13,000 homes to be built on the Isle of Dogs, 1,500 jobs and 4,5000 jobs in Canning Town Centre and new homes and 500 new jobs in Bromley-by-Bow.
Other developments in London Thames Gateway include:
- The Royals, situated in the Borough of Newham near London City Airport, could accommodate up to 14,000 homes in the North Side Royal Victoria Dock around the Albert Basin
- London Riverside, covering 15 square miles in Barking, Dagenham, Havering and Newham, will include 8,500 new homes and 1,600 jobs in Barking Town Centre, 3,900 homes and 1,600 jobs in East Beckton, 10,800 homes in Barking Riverside, 6,500 homes and 7,000 jobs in South Dagenham and Rainham and 2,500 new homes in Rainham
- In Lewisham, new homes and retail and commercial space will be developed in the Town Centre, at Convoys Wharf, Seager Distillery, Catford Greyhound track and elsewhere
- In Woolwich & Greenwich, 1,000 jobs were created by the O2 stadium, 10,000 homes will be built on the Greenwich Peninsula, White Hart Triangle business park will create over 2,000 jobs and 100,000 square metres of industrial space, as well as other developments
- In Bexley, developments include Erith Western Gateway, Veridion Park, Imperial Park, Belvedere's Bronze Age Park and the Erith Quarry development.
Thames Gateway Essex
It is planned to build a total of 124,500 homes in Thames Gateway South Essex, and to create 109,000 new jobs. The region includes Basildon, Thurrock, Southend and Rainham Marshes.
Basildon is located about 10 miles from the River Thames, and it is planned to create 55,000 square metres of office space, 49,000 square metres of retail and leisure floor space, 3,650 new homes in Basildon town centre, and 500 new homes and 500 new jobs in Pitsea town centre.
Thurrock is located to the East of London, and with its port facilities and proximity to London's five international airports it is a key regeneration area in the Thames Gateway. It is planned to build 18,500 new homes and 26,000 new jobs by 2021.
Southend is located in the South of Essex, and plans include 1,650 new homes, 25,000 square metres of retail space, 20.500 square metres of office accommodation and the upgrading of London Southend Airport to accommodate over 1 million passengers for shorthaul flights.
Rainham Marshes are located near to the Dartford Crossing on the M25, extending to 353 acres, making it the largest piece of non-government owned land in the Thames Gateway.