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.