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£12M investment in Victoria Deep Water Terminal



Hanson plans to invest £12M at its Victoria Deep Water Terminal on Thames at Greenwich to improve site.

A total of £12M is being invested by construction materials supplier Hanson, at the Victoria Deep Water Terminal on the Thames at Greenwich, to both upgrade and improve the site. The Victoria Deep Water Terminal on the north-west side of the Greenwich peninsula off Tunnel Avenue is an important strategic site, which is safeguarded as an industrial wharf in the London plan and the Greenwich local plan.

A planning application and a full environmental impact assessment has now been submitted to the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

The proposals include replacing two existing concrete batching plants with three new ones enclosed within a new building. Raw materials for concrete production, principally sand and gravel, which is currently stored in open bays, will also be kept in the building.

The site will no longer have the extensive waste recycling operation, ran by a third party, and all heavy goods vehicle movements will be eliminated. The temporary office buildings and parking areas will also be removed. In addition, the Thames Path, which runs along the wharf front, will be segregated from the site, resurfaced and extended to the width of six metres to allow it to be used safely by both cyclists and pedestrians.

Hanson spokesman David Weeks said: “These changes will provide significant visual, air quality and efficiency improvements and reduce heavy goods traffic by over 100 vehicles a day. They will also allow us to make better use of the river to transport raw materials and finished products.”

The new concrete plants will play an important part in the redevelopment of the Greenwich peninsula and also make precast concrete structures for major infrastructure projects in the capital including the Thames Tideway Tunnel, Silvertown Road Tunnel and Crossrail 2.

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