London is all set to get its first cruise liner terminal. The plans are approved by the Greenwich Council. Enderby Wharf will be providing the docking for cruise liners and the Thames Clipper along with 251-room hotel and 770 new homes.
The work for the same will start at the end of 2011. It is though subjected to approval from Greater London Authority, and expected to end in four to five years.
The developers are hoping that the terminal will be completed before the London Olympics in 2012.
The Enderby House, a Grade II-listed building, is given permission to provide tourist, community and the retail facility as the part of the plan.
The planning director, James Blakey, said that Greenwich was chosen out of the 11 possible sites in London for the terminal. The area has reached maritime history and Enderby House from a novel Moby Dick.
"At the heart of the proposals is the provision of an international cruise liner terminal in the maritime heartland of Greenwich and London."
Besides the commercial aspect of this project, Thames is also increasingly important for recreation of people. Many stroll around the banks of this river. Many row in the waters during the evening.
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