What was the Urban Development Corporation involved in rebranding the London Docklands
London Docklands Development Corporation
From when did the LDDC exist?
What did the LDDC hope to create
more money circulating in local economy
In the 1970s what was the position of the London Docklands?
largest docklands in the UK
What did the last of London’s docks close?
Why did London’s docks close?
increase in ship size meant requirement of deep water
From 1978 how many jobs lost within 5yrs in the docklands?
By 1981 what % of the docklands were derelict?
Why was the docklands not immediately attractive to investors?
thought regeneration costs were too high
What incentives were given to private companies?
tax breaks on any new building w planning permission before 1991
How much investment was generated in the public sector
$1.85 billion +
How much investment generated in the private sector
Example of private sector investment
Tesco invests at Surrey Quays
How did the LDDC develop sustainably?
maximum redevelopment of brownfield sites before greenfield
2,000 acres of land reclaimed
Flagship projects and skyscrapers built, including
How many floors is Canary Wharf
Name for the waterfront development beside Canary Wharf with luxury apartments & 5 star hotel
How many businesses now trade in London Docks Area
why is the area now prime location?
provides hub for businesses
still close proximity to financial capital
Name X2 firms with office space in Canary Wharf
Accessibility has increased into the area - what X4 major transport developments has there been
Jubilee Line extension
Docklands Light Railway
London City Airport
When was the Docklands Light Railway built
How many km of new roads built connecting Docklands to central london
Name one of the key new roads built
Lime house Road Link
How many passengers through London City Airport in 2005
In 1981 what X2 problems were there in housing in the Docklands area
20% of homes classed as inhabitable condition
Lack of social housing
How many homes built in area since 1981
How many of the new homes built have been given to housing associations
How much has been spent on improving utilities in the local area
What new utilities have been included in the redevelopment of the area for residents?
12 new primary schools
Tower Hamlets College
5 new health centres
Enterprise Zones have been set up to attract business investment - what do companies gain, who has been attracted?
10yrs service rate free
newspaper companies from central london
- What has happened to many areas on the Docks periphery?
- What type of disparities have been created due to the rebranding?
Millwall (Canary Wharf location) residents 75% in good health
only 65% in Canning Town
- What is happening to house prices?
pricing old docklands communities out of the area
- Who is the employment opportunities benefitting?
Mainly those in white-collar sectors
Not to those who worked in docklands - as few qualifications
- What concerns from environmentalists have there been?
over noise and pollution during development