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MOLA welcomes new CEO

  Janet Miller, an Archaeologist has been appointed CEO for MOLA.  “Archaeology can help us understand modern society on several levels. It is a fabulously broad topic – embracing Science, the Humanities and the Arts. It can provide a route into any of these domains for all generations. Also, when one looks at the past, the… Continue Reading

New International Journal Launched For Research On Coastal Areas Impacted By Human Development: ‘Anthropocene Coasts’

  Human activity has dramatically altered the natural processes of estuarine and coastal environments throughout the world. A new journal, Anthropocene Coasts, aims to publish exciting and multidisciplinary research to better understand these impacts, including from climate change. With a unique position in the field, the journal will support peer reviewed articles and theoretical commentary that… Continue Reading

Tilbury Port seeks community view on new terminal proposal

Tilbury, London’s major port,  has launched its pre-planning community consultation to seek local views on its plan to build a new port terminal to the east of the current port. The proposed new port terminal, to be known as Tilbury2, will be built on a 152-acre site which was part of the former Tilbury Power… Continue Reading

Housing Minister Visits Tilbury – The UK’s Number One Port For Construction Materials

  The Port of Tilbury, London’s major port, welcomed the Minister of State for Housing, Gavin Barwell MP, to the port today (16 February) to see the impacts of the significant investment programme, including two major extensions to the port estate to accommodate projected business growth.   The port has doubled in volume size in the past ten years… Continue Reading

Richard Desmond builds on Docklands’ printing site

Richard Desmond, owner of the Daily Express and Daily Star is developing the site where he used to print his newspapers in Westferry, south Isle of Dogs. He will provide 772 homes to form a ‘new town’, writes The Evening Standard.

The development won planning consent in August 2016 after a battle with Tower Hamlets council which said there was not enough affordable housing in the development. The then Mayor of London, Boris Johnson gave the project planning permission in April 2016.

A row with a local sailing club over the effect of the scheme’s nine towers of up to 30 storeys high would have on wind conditions on the dock, has been resolved by Desmond’s company, Northern & Star which pledged to cover “costs and expenses” incurred as a result of any ‘wind impact.’ Continue Reading

Deptford pupils to create art for local Tideway construction project

School children in Deptford are to create a piece of art that will be placed on hoardings for a local construction project. Tideway, the company delivering London’s new ‘super sewer’, has called for artists to help pupils develop a large-scale piece to decorate Tideway’s Deptford Church Street site in Lewisham. The collaborative project will see… Continue Reading

Consortium appointed for the Lower Thames Crossing project

Design firm Arcadis along with engineers CH2M and Cowi have together won a technical and environmental support contract as part of a £5 billion infrastructure project linking Essex and Kent by a tunnel under the lower Thames. Highways England has appointed this joint venture, working under the name LTC Cascade, to provide technical support for… Continue Reading