About Royal Docks West
Much has changed since the Royal Victoria Dock was first opened in 1855. Once a bustling hub of industry, a place of innovation and great ambition, it is now a place to call 'home'. Royal Docks West is an exciting new collection of 79 homes ranging from studios to three bedrooms with impressive water or urban vistas.
Royal Docks West was designed with the quality of life at its heart. All the while serving the neighbourhood, too, adding to it an elegant and thoughtful new piece of architecture.
Part of a diverse and evolving neighbourhood, Royal Docks West is steps from the water's edge - a place of leisure, with its many waterfront restaurants, boutiques, and of recreation, where you can kayak, windsurf, and even swim.
Our homes offer quality design that is both timeless but rich in personality and detail.
Simple yet richly textured, the design of Royal Docks West picks up on the vernacular of Victorian docklands: brick, strong, clean-lined. Standing at 19 storeys, all apartments will have balconies from which you can enjoy impressive water views or urban vistas.
Designed by esteemed interior design practice Johnson Ribolla, the interiors are executed with incredible attention to detail and a sophisticated palette.
The interior design was inspired by the docks - where sea and land meet - by mixing together light and dark elements and spaces. The main kitchen and living areas feature full-height windows, timber effect flooring, Smeg appliances and satin chrome ironmongery throughout, reflecting the rich texture of Royal Docks West's surroundings.
The Docklands is an exciting and constantly developing area of London, undergoing extensive and thoughtful regeneration. With Crossrail service anticipated to begin from Custom House in December 2018, just three minutes' walk from Royal Docks West, all eyes are on this emerging neighbourhood.
The plans, already underway, are ambitious: with the potential to unlock 1,000 new homes in future phases at Royal Docks West, and up to 12,000 new homes in the local area. This includes upgrading existing housing, streets, schools and public spaces. It's all about making this an even better place to live, while focusing on local businesses, and more jobs for the local community.
The history of the Royal Docks is one of ambition and innovation. When completed, they were the world’s largest enclosed dock system, with the water surface area alone amounting to almost 250 acres – the size of 4,000 tennis courts.
Royal Victoria Dock, designed by eminent engineer George Parker Bidder, was also an innovation in how docks operated. It was one of the first in the world to operate new hydraulic technology, and the first built to accommodate a new generation of steam ships.
It was also the first to be designed with direct links to the national railway network – a foreshadowing of what is happening here today, as it becomes once again a distinctly well-connected place.
It brought goods that travelled from as far afield as Australia, including fruits and tobacco, finally ceasing operating in 1981 – the last of the docks in East London to close.