Oxley await planning approval for Royal Wharf Pier

A marine management application filed earlier this year suggests work on the new Royal Wharf Pier will commence in June 2018, and be completed by December 2019, assuming the necessary approvals are obtained.

The application notes that "as part of the Royal Wharf development, this project aims to provide a distinctive pier on the Thames" and confirms that the pier will be serviced by Thames Clippers.

The application sets out three phases of works:

  1. the demolition of the existing jetty, which is expected to take place between June 2018 and April 2019;
  2. the installation of 14 piles to support the pontoon and bridges, with work expected to take place between October 2018 and December 2019; and
  3. the installation of the pontoon, viewing platform and and bridges, which is expected to take place between November 2018 and December 2020.
Elevation of the proposed Royal Wharf Pier

The application includes detailed architectural drawings of the proposed pier, showing an angled structure, approximately 30 metres long and 13 metres deep, located some 100 metres from the river wall:

Plan of the new Royal Wharf pier, showing the existing jetty to be demolished.

Also included in the design is a fixed, triangular, viewing platform which divides the the walkway from the river wall to the pontoon.

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