Reinventing the atelier

Silvertown was born more than a century ago. A place of invention, Silvertown led the way in nautical engineering and new ways of milling. Waterproof clothing and indersea cables were also born here.

Today, Silvertown is in the next stage of innovation and invention.

Silvertown will reinvent the ‘atelier’ on a grand scale – creating a place where people who make things, show and share them.

Silvertown sits in the heart of London’s future – the East – between Canary Wharf , The O2 and London City Airport, within the historic Royal Docks. Local, regional and international travel is on the doorstep with DLR, Crossrail and City Airport minutes away.

The Silvertown Partnership (Chelsfield Properties, First Base and Macquarie Capital) are taking forward the reinvention of Silvertown.

Collectively the team has delivered 8 out of 14 of London’s largest developments including Stratford City, Broadgate, Ludgate Circus, Chiswick Park, Stockley Park and Waterloo.

A rich history of ideas and invention

From grain to meat to all variety of spices and foodstuffs, even exotic animals for London Zoo, the variety was staggering. Industry and innovation has always thrived at Silvertown.

In 1852 Samuel Winkworth Silver unintentionally kick-started the internet. By casing copper wire in rubber for submarine cabling at his India Rubber, Gutta Percha and Telegraph Cable Company he laid the foundations for broadband capability and ultimately the world wide web.

Silvertown’s pontoon docks pioneered new and faster ways to service boats and speed up maritime trade and the flour mills pioneered new milling techniques and higher quality flour products.

What Silvertown will be

Silvertown is

  • A vibrant 24:7 piece of the city
  • 62 acres – about the same size as St James's Park
  • Well connected with DLR and Crossrail (from 2018) and next to London City Airport
  • In the historic Royal Docks



Silvertown offers

  • 5m sq ft of space for businesses, brand hubs, labs and headquarters, learning and education, leisure and local retail
  • Buildings designed by leading edge architects
  • The restoration of iconic Silo D and Millennium Mills
  • 3,000 new homes
  • Water frontage, new squares and gardens and a new pedestrian bridge across the dock



Silvertown will deliver

  • More than 20,000 new jobs
  • £260 million per annum for London’s economy and £33 million for the local economy
  • 13 million visitors per annum
  • £3.5bn gross development value

Well placed and connected

Silvertown sits in the heart of London’s future, sandwiched between Canary Wharf and London City Airport and sitting within the historic Royal Docks.

Silvertown has fast and efficient transport options, with London and internationally, across land, water and air. London City Airport is next to Silvertown and offers flights for more than 60,00 passengers every week.

The real game changer is Crossrail and Silvertown is a three-minute walk from Custom House station. It will significantly reduce travel times to Canary Wharf, the City, West End and Heathrow Airport.


The Silvertown Partnership

The Silvertown Partnership comprises Chelsfield Properties, First Base and Macquarie Capital.

Responsible for 8 out of 14 of London’s largest commercial and mixed-use regeneration projects, the team has outstanding place-making credentials, including: Stratford City, Broadgate, Ludgate Circus, Chiswick Park, Stockley Park and Waterloo.

Macquarie Capital

Macquarie is a leading provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Founded in 1969, Macquarie now employs more than 13,900 people in 28 countries. At 31 March 2014, Macquarie had assets under management of $US396 billion.

First Base

First Base is an influential London developer and investor, focused on delivering buildings and places that meet the changing needs of Londoners. Every First Base project is award winning for design, construction and creation of place, and importantly, has provided a lasting legacy for many years to come.

Chelsfield Properties

Chelsfield Properties is a leading real estate company and asset manager focused primarily on the principal cities of Europe and Asia. Since 1986 the business has constantly evolved to encompass and develop emerging market practices.

Make Show Share

Silvertown spaces are innovative and inventive. New types of buildings, new configurations, new layouts, for a new era of making, showing, and sharing.

Millennium Mills

Specially designed and run as a home for 150 pioneering businesses to come together. All sorts. All sizes. Big with big ambitions, small with bigger ambitions. In spaces to create and collaborate with each other.

Showcase and Share

Flexible space for organisations who want to showcase what they do. Buildings specifically created to engage their people, their neighbours and the public beyond the street.


Space for businesses who want to show more and enable customers to do more. A place to test and try out.


For people who want to be part of and live in a making, showing and sharing community.

Our community

Silvertown will be a place which celebrates the history and heritage of the past and welcomes the vision of the future.

We have been getting to know our existing local community and together we have put together exciting  plans for what will be coming to Silvertown.

Listening and responding will continue throughout the coming months and years and we look forward to continuing to work together. We will be running more community events as our plans move forward and working to boost local employment. We’ll also be working to ensure all our builders and contractors are considerate of local neighbours in the work they do.

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What will be the size of Silvertown?

Silvertown will comprise over 7 million square feet of development including: - 3 million sq ft of brand spaces (Approx) - 2 million sq ft of residential (Approx) - 2 million sq feet of commercial space (Approx)

Will Silvertown positively impact employment?

More than 20,000 new jobs will be created in total and Silvertown will become a new employment centre in east London.

What will the anticipated visitor numbers be once Silvertown is complete?

It is anticipated that up to 13 million new visitors will come to the area per year.

What is the anticipated impact on the economy of London?

It is anticipated up to £260 million additional spend will be added to the London economy.

Will additional housing be created within Silvertown?

It is anticipated that up to 3,000 homes will be created as a result of the project and some of these homes will be affordable.

What will be the impact on the local economy?

An additional local spend of approximately £33 million per year is anticipated, and a significant proportion of new jobs will be prioritised for local people.

What is the anticipated total value of Silvertown?

It is anticipated that Silvertown will total up to £3.5 billion in Gross Development Value.

Who is delivering Silvertown?

The Silvertown Partnership (TSP) – a consortium between First Base Ltd, Chelsfield Properties and Macquarie Capital.

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