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Hanson plans Greenwich wharf overhaul

16 Mar 17 Construction materials supplier Hanson is planning a £12m overhaul of its Victoria Deep Water Terminal on the River Thames at Greenwich.

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Hanson has lodged a planning application with the Royal Borough of Greenwich along with a full environmental impact assessment.

The Victoria Deep Water Terminal, on the northwest side of the Greenwich peninsular off Tunnel Avenue, is an strategic site that is safeguarded as an industrial wharf in the London plan and the Greenwich local plan.

Hanson is 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 operated 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 six metres to allow it to be used by both cyclists and pedestrians.

Hanson spokesman David Weeks said 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.

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