Stephen Timms today visited the Cody Dock and met with Simon Myers from the Docklands Community Boat Project which have just launched the Cody Dock footpath and gardens project.
This Cody Dock Project aims to reconstruct the derelict dock which currently acts as the sole barrier connecting an amazing pedestrian green corridor which runs along the Lea from Hertfordshire, through Waltham Abbey and the Olympic Park, before ending at London's only lighthouse at the confluence with the Thames. This project is the first phase of the vision to turn the dock into a vibrant hub for the arts and marina for London's under-served boating community. The project aims to develop the 2.5 acre land to cater for a range of live/work spaces straddling the dock, transforming an industrial wasteland into a cutting-edge creative hub inspired by its raw history.
Speaking after his visit to the Cody Dock, he expressed “With the Olympics on the way, it is important to present our borough in the best possible way. The Cody Dock Project is a great initiative to build new facilities and places to visit for the people of Newham. It is a fascinating place to visit and I wish the project all the best.”