East India Dock Regeneration

Derelict since the 1960's, the East India Dock has fallen into disrepair. Decades of silt have deposited in the basin creating by default a unique salt marsh habitat for many species of mud and reed dwelling birds.

Plans to restore the dock were proposed proposed in 2007, only to then be shelved one year later.

In response to this I was inspired to form Waterway Forward as a concept in which to pro-actively promote and present new ideas to authorities as to possible routes of regeneration.

East India Dock Basin sits at the centre of a regional regeneration program that aims to redevelop and connect areas across both the Lea and Thames rivers.

The area itself has significantly benefited from intensive residential and commercial development and transport infrastructure. Yet East India Dock still remains 'off the beaten track' and essentially un-used by the local community.