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Limmo Peninsula

Limmo Peninsula

The Limmo site is located in the Canning Town area. It has a rich naval heritage with the historic Thames Ironworks operating on this site up until 100 years ago.

This is Crossrail’s primary work site for the eastbound tunnel boring machines. The Limmo site adjoins the Canning Town underground and Docklands Light Railway station with good connections to other parts of London. The area forms a key part of London currently under significant change and regeneration. Following completion of the Crossrail route in 2018, the site will become available for development. Crossrail is working with the London Borough of Newham to optimise the development potential once construction work is complete. This is a substantial opportunity, though much of the development will happen at the very end of Crossrail’s construction programme.

There is huge potential for development on this site, which comprises:

  • 4.5 hectares of land available beside the River Lee.
  • Potential for high density residential-led development.

Development proposals are still under consideration.