Work due to begin on Canning Town development

Planners at the London Thames Gateway have recommended that a regeneration project at Canning Town and Custom House is given detailed approval, the Construction Enquirer have reported.

Phase one of the huge development includes 179 residential units of private and affordable housing, retail units and a Morrisons supermarket, which will cover over 70,000 ft2. Bouygues Development is hoping to start work on site in the first quarter of 2012.

The development is part of a wider Canning Town and Custom House Regeneration Project, a £3.7bn project which aims to transform the borough in the next 15 years.

The fate of the scheme will be decided on 16th January, before going to the Mayor of London to be approved.

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