Canary Wharf and Mace among names in the running for 35 acre job

Eight developers have been shortlisted to redevelop the 35-acre Royal Docks site in east London.

Canary Wharf and Mace are among the firms vying for the London Development Agency and Newham council contract.

The Royal Docks job is part of a government-backed regeneration of the area, which has been selected as an enterprise zone.

The developers will now come up with outline proposals to submit by 12 March 2012.

A preferred developer for the Royal Albert Dock project will be selected by September 2012.

The full shortlist is –

  • Canary Wharf
  • Dauphin Holdings Group (Stanhope Plc)
  • Micro World Developments
  • MUSE Developments
  • St Modwen Properties
  • Salmon Harvester Properties
  • Sinowest Construction Group (Mace Group)
  • Wrenbridge Land

London Development Agency chief executive Lurene Joseph said: “Like our Silvertown Quays site, the opportunity at the Royal Albert Dock is attracting attention from major developers and investors.

“This high level of market interest is part of the growing international confidence in the future of the Royal Docks as a whole.

“We now look forward to seeing the short-listed developers come up with proposals to turn the site into a world class centre - a place with thriving businesses and high quality jobs.”

The mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales said: “These are exciting times for the Royal Docks.

“The Siemens development shows how committed we are to making this area an economic powerhouse.

“The Royals has a rich industrial history and I am absolutely determined to capture that spirit and use it create something very special here in east London.”