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Flashcards in London Docklands Deck (26):
1

How many people were employed in 1930 from the docklands?

30,000

2

What year were the docklands bombed?

1940

3

Why did the docklands decline?

The Thames became increasingly silted and boats became too large to reach the docks

4

What port took over from the docklands?

Tilbury

5

Why did port side industries close?

Containerisation

6

Outline the decline of the docklands

•decline in manufacturing
•unemployment
•more time and less money
•businesses move out
•lack of social cohesion
•graffiti
•less tax to government

7

What were the issues with the docklands?

Shopping, transport, employment, open space and industry

8

What was the first aim of the LDDC?

Economically regenerate the area, by attracting private investment

9

What was the second aim of the LDDC?

Physically regenerate the area

10

What was the third aim of the LDDC?

Improve the living conditions and prospects of the docklands community

11

What year was the LDDC established in?

1981

12

Who saw that the site had potential for offices?

Von Clemm

13

How many hectares of land were reclaimed by 1988?

600 hectares

14

How many homes were created in silvertown urban village?

917

15

How many social house were built in silvertown urban village?

140

16

How did manufacturing jobs increase between 1980-1990?

3,500

17

How did the finance sector increase between 1981-1990?

11,000

18

Who does Cabots place cater for?

Businesses workers

19

What shops were found in Cabots place?

PINK, Halifax, books and BA

20

When did the DLR open?

1987

21

How much did the DLR cost?

£73 million

22

When did London city airport open?

1987

23

When was the jubilee line extension completed?

2000

24

How much private investment was attracted to every £1 the LDDC spent?

£10 returned to every £1 spent

25

How much was spent on education and health by the LDDC?

£100 million

26

When were the Royal docks opened?

1920