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Images | Offsite-constructed pier to be London’s longest

19 September 2019 | By Neil Gerrard

All images: Daniel Lynch / Lynchpix (Instagram)

A pier built offsite in Holland is set to become London’s longest after it is installed at the Royal Wharf development in Greenwich.

The canting brow for the Royal Wharf Pier arrived in the capital yesterday, carried on a 65m x 60m vessel, while the pontoon was transported by the Mts Viscount tug along the river Thames.

Constructed offsite in Holland, the pier travelled over 300 miles across the North Sea to London, where it will become the newest stop on the Thames Clippers service.

Developed by Ballymore & Oxley and designed by architecture firm Nex-, the pier will also provide a large public space for Londoners, including a 162m2 viewing platform and 65m walkway.

Due to open in October, the Royal Wharf Pier is part of the Royal Wharf development by Ballymore and Oxley, made up of 3,385 riverside properties within the Royal Docks regeneration area.

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