Hanson planning £12 million improvement scheme for industrial wharf on the Thames at Greenwich
HANSON are planning to invest £12 million at their Victoria Deep Water Terminal on the river Thames at Greenwich to upgrade and improve the site. A planning application has been submitted to the Royal Borough of Greenwich along with a full environmental impact assessment.
The Victoria Deep Water Terminal on the north-west side of the Greenwich peninsula is an important strategic site that is safeguarded as an industrial wharf in the London plan and the Greenwich local plan.
Hanson are proposing to replace two existing concrete batching plants with three new ones enclosed within a building. This new building will also house the raw materials for concrete production, principally sand and gravel, currently stored in open bays.
The extensive waste-recycling operation run by a third party will be terminated and the site cleared, eliminating all associated heavy goods vehicle movements. 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 a width of 6m 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 more than 100 vehicles a day. They will also allow us to make better use of the river to transport raw materials and finished products.’
He added that the new concrete plants would 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.