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Thames wharves set for cargo comeback

[ December 1, 2021   //   ]

Construction work to return two East London wharves to operation in 2022 is underway, in a £2.6 million programme of improvement works for the Port of London Authority (PLA). One hundred steel piles, each 22.5 metres long and weighing five tonnes are being driven into the 200-metre-long quayside at the adjoining Plaistow and Royal Primrose wharfs in Newham, East London. The piles will provide a stable platform for a new concrete deck to be installed.

Plaistow Wharf tenant, Keltbray Environmental, is due to handle the first cargo carrying barges early in the New Year. The PLA acquired three adjacent wharfs, Peruvian, Plaistow and Royal Primrose over the last five years in order to bring them back into use for cargo handling. Peruvian Wharf, the first to return to operation, is home to Brett Group’s Capital Concrete operation.