Royal Victoria Dock, London



Working in partnership with the Greater London Authority, the Royal Docks Management Authority Limited (RoDMA) and Newham Borough Council, igloo is delivering the UK’s first fully floating development across 12 acres of water on the Royal Victoria Dock.

The site is located adjacent to the Emirates airline cable car link and the Siemens Crystal building, and in close proximity to the Excel Centre.

Key Facts

  • UK’s first fully floating community
  • 12 acres
  • Adjacent to the Excel Arena
  • 100+ new homes
  • 25,000 sq. ft.+ of commercial space – cafes and community facilities
  • Next to DLR station
  • Architect: dRMM

More Information

Leading the way

As a UK first, this pioneering scheme will draw on expertise from precedents in the Netherlands such as the residential neighbourhood of Ijburg near Amsterdam.

The first phase will transform the empty dock into a floating neighbourhood and visitor attraction. A mix of commercial, retail, leisure and cultural uses together with new homes will create a unique visitor destination and a thriving innovative community.