The site is located on Bidder Street and borders East India Dock Road to the South, the River Lea to the West and Mayer Parry Wharf to the North. It is a short walk to Canning Town and Star Lane stations and nearby to several local bus routes.
The site is located within the Royal Docks and Beckton Riverside Opportunity Area where the Mayor of London has earmarked for up to 38,000 new homes. He is currently developing a more detailed framework to deliver this which includes this site.
The site also falls within Newham’s own ‘Arc of Opportunity’, which the borough’s Local Plan sets out is the focus area for most of its new housing, job creation and infrastructure development.
As a result, the site has been recognised by Newham Council for several years as having redevelopment potential. Its Local Plan envisages this existing under-utilised site can be transformed by mixed-use development.