Convoys Wharf is the single largest development site in the borough.
In 2011, the site’s owner Hutchison Whampoa submitted a planning application that was broadly in line with an application submitted by a previous owner in 2002.
This includes up to approximately 3,500 new homes, a primary school, doctors’ surgery, renovation of the Grade II listed warehouse, a 360 bedroom hotel, public transport improvements including a river bus service and new/diverted bus routes, and three tall buildings (46, 38 & 32 storeys).
The scale of the development would inevitably have wide-ranging impacts on existing infrastructure such as public transport, as well placing new and additional demands on education and health facilities and other local services. The Council is therefore working closely with its partners to identify these impacts – in particular the likely effect on local roads and existing public transport, as well as on the existing community and new residents and businesses (both during construction and when completed) – and determine measures to mitigate them.
The Council is also looking into how the history of the site can be best acknowledged within the scheme.