Regenerating London DocklandsWe know that the London docklands are located, near the CBD (centralbusiness district) by the river themes. Its in the bough of “towerhamlets”
The area covers app: 16sq miles. London has been an important tradingroute since Roman times. Because England is an island lots of items,such as
Raw materials used to be imported by sea to Britain (before the age ofplanes) I will talk more about the industrial revolution in the nextfew pages, and how it affected the London docklands. Some areas thatare now a part of the London docklands used to be un-used marsh land,and was drained, so the docks could be built on it. Houses for theworkers was also set up for the worker. Many docks were names/buildafter the places where the ships came from, eg: east India. Some ofthe docks were also named after members of the royal family. Eg: QueenVictoria docks.
When did the London docks first develop?
The docks was regarded as the Heart of East London Economy.
Cities quickly grew around the docks, because industry and warehouseswere build around the docks to store and manufacture the goods eg: rawmaterials that came from the English empire. Britain became one of theworlds biggest export country, in manufactured goods, due to theindustrial revolution. These factories required workers, whichattracted many immigrants from all over the country. This createdareas of crowded and low class housing, for the workers to live in.These housing did not have hot water or indoor toilets, because theywere build quickly. Good transport links was made, because it wascritical for the goods from the docks to be transported all over thecountry. The workers in the area depended on the docks and docklandwork, eg: loading crates. The docklands was mostly a working classarea. Work was very hard and low paid. Due to cramped housing,(picture below) many workers would live very near to the people they