11 Jan Royal Albert Dock project wins planning award
The Royal Albert Dock project wins the Planning Awards for Planning for Economic Growth. The project aims to reinvent the docks as an area for financial, high-tech and knowledge-driven industries, creating up to 20,000 full-time jobs and 1,000 homes and helping transform the wider Royal Docks and east London area. Farrells masterplanned the scheme, which secured outline approval, plus detailed approval for the first phase, in July. Judges described the plans as impressive, exciting, novel and likely to create positive, far-reaching and long-lasting economic and regenerative impacts.