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Property Led Regeneration

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 Property-led regeneration schemes


: for Ref: London Boroughs map


WATCH - BBC video



Use this information as a starting point to your research.

Create your case study of a Property-Led Regeneration Scheme: The London Docklands:


1. When and why did the Doclkands decline?

2. Describe the characteristics of this decline (e.g environmentally, socially, economically - use some case study detail too)

3. What is an Urban Development Corporation? and give and overview of their advantages and criticisms. (see the Geofactsheet)

4. Create a table of the positive and negative outcomes of the LDDC Regeneration of the Docklands - note how you can categorise the information too (social, economic, environmental)

5.Write an EVALUATION of this property-led regeneration project. (use the evidence from your table).


Urban Development Corporations - e.g. London Docklands - an overview here.   Watch this too!


London's Docklands were once the world's largest port -  from St Katharine's near the Tower of London down to Barking and including the Surrey Commercial Docks, the East and West India Docks and the Royal Docks. The docks steadily closed from 1967 onwards in part because larger ships could no longer access the port. Associated industries including transport and food processing also declined.  East London lost around 150,000 jobs between 1966 and 1976 alone - 20% of
the workforce. By 1981 just 3,000 people were employed by the port.


During the 1980s the London Docklands Development Corporation (LDDC) was established and  the Isle of Dogs was made an Enterprise Zone. The aim was to offer incentives to try to attract businesses and developers to the area. New transport initiatives were developed to help attract businesses - the Docklands Light Railway and London City Airport.  The development of Canary Wharf, which was once  a cargo warehouse, began in 1988.





Canary Wharf plc

Canary Wharf’s 35 completed buildings create an instantly recognisable London skyline attracting some of the world’s greatest companies. More than 100,000 jobs draw in high value employees from all over the globe, including from right here on the doorstep in London’s Tower Hamlets.
Its three malls – with more than 280 shops, cafes, bars and restaurants – are shared by the world’s leading luxury brands.

There are also more than 100 performing arts and events every year and there are more than 60 works of art by 45 artists and designers on public display.

Buildings however, are only part of a community and a fifth of Canary Wharf’s 97 acres have been recreated as landscaped parks, fountains, tree-lined plazas and walkways, overseen by CWML which also manages the site’s four million square feet of offices, and nearly 700,000 square feet of retail space.

With more than 1,000 oaks, silver limes, horse chestnuts and London planes, plus 70,000 seasonal plantings every year, Canary Wharf is one of the capital’s greenest sites where buildings and nature share this huge space on a human scale.


In 2012, Docklands finally overtook the City district to become the highest-ranked employment zone for financial services in London


One Canada Square


London City Airport


A detailed overview of the regeneration here 





The regeneration continues - Canary Wharf spreads east.


London Docklands - 30 years on - Log in to read this http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Schools/School+Members+Area/Urbanisation+migration+and+society/London+Docklands+30.htm



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