Changing circumstances over the last year at the Royal Docks mean that SS Robin could now have a new berth better suited to public access, as part of wide ranging proposals for the redevelopment and regeneration of the Docks on and around its water, dockside edges and vacant land nearby. This development follows on from our plans to display the ship at the East India Dock Basin after the Lee Valley Parks Authority the landowner withdrew their support.
Exciting proposals aim to create a new cultural destination for London which compliments nearby Greenwich in terms of scale and offer. The docks themselves being close to 3 km long. Maritime and commuity heritage are seen to be an important part of this and it is hoped that a range of permanent heritage vessel moorings will be provided as part of the overall scheme.
As of August/September 2019 the new masterplan is being completed and will go out for public consultation. You have a chance to have your views and help strengthen the case for making more of the SS Robin in the Royals.
Please see the ‘Join the Docks’ website for info and a chance to comment here: