The regeneration of Canning Town and Customs House has been a
priority project for the London Thames Gateway Development
Corporation (LTGDC). It forms part of LTGDC's focus on the
regeneration of the Lower Lea Valley as an environment in which to
bring forward thousands of new homes and jobs.
Canning Town has long suffered from its relative isolation, cut
off by metropolitan scaled infrastructure and sliced in two by the
A13 motorway and its accompanying slip roads and roundabouts.
As such, investment at Canning Town is viewed as a critical first
phase that will help to underpin the process of delivering this
wider opportunity. In its May 2006 "Vision for Lower Lea
Valley" report, the LTGDC describes the Valley as the "largest
remaining regeneration opportunity in inner London", and pinpointed
Canning Town as a key gateway to the area.
GENECON led the preparation of a detailed Green Book appraisal
of the LTGDC's proposals for Canning Town., securing approval for
£17m in enabling infrastructure investment and strategic