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Construction freight hub plan set to double concrete production

Plans have been submitted that may see Bow Items Yard in Stratford turn into “the stomach of London”, with the creation of a significant new rail hub able to transporting as much as 3.5 million tonnes of development materials to websites throughout the capital.

The Community Rail scheme will see the yard turn into London’s largest rail freight logistics hub, doubling each its concrete batching capability and its mixture storage – the latter rising to 30,000 tonnes.

Presently one of many capital’s largest strategic railheads, Bow Items Yard is already a significant provide level to the development business, delivering greater than one million tonnes of concrete and mixture a yr plus 1000’s of concrete blocks whereas taking out over one million tonnes of development spoil.

The proposals would maximise the capability of the railhead, enhancing rail freight operations and offering a brand new centralised hub for the Community Rail Anglia route, in addition to warehousing and workspaces.

The event is meant to assist London transition to a greener freight future by taking as much as 90,000 HGV actions a yr from London’s roads, lowering congestion and emissions.

The 30-acre brownfield web site is the ultimate parcel of land to be unlocked as a part of London’s 2012 Olympic and Paralympic legacy.

Its regeneration would offer as much as 5,000 jobs, setting up the “lacking piece of the Olympics jigsaw” by delivering progressive employment alternatives, mentioned Nationwide Rail.

The proposals additionally embody the introduction of an built-in final mile logistics hub, leisure makes use of to enrich present amenities on the Olympic Park and as much as 7,000 metres sq. of recent public realm.

“This masterplan takes an formidable method to unlocking a difficult web site and placing infrastructure at its coronary heart,” mentioned Community Rail group property director Robin Dobson.

“By reimaging the land-use, we’re making a state-of-the-art freight, warehousing and logistics campus that’s very important to London.

“The scheme helps a extra sustainable capital, with the brand new inexperienced areas and leisure areas positively contributing to the area people now and for future generations.”