“futuristic new Silvertown pier” Evening Standard feature
16 Jan 2019
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This dramatic new Thames pier is the latest milestone in the £3.5 billion regeneration of Silvertown, part of London’s Royal Docks.
By the end of this year a derelict jetty will be replaced by a 427ft public promenade stretching far out across the river, with a cantilevered timber roof and a public viewing deck, as well as docking stations for Thames Clipper boats offering services to Canary Wharf in 14 minutes. Journeys to London Bridge will take 26 minutes, while Waterloo will take 34 minutes.
Architects Nex say its design is a “playful” reinterpretation of “traditional British seaside piers”.
Silvertown is already served by Pontoon Dock DLR station, but for many commuters a short boat trip is a welcome alternative to starting the day on a packed train.