Architects on project include AHMM, dRMM, PTEa and Maccreanor Lavington


The Millennium Mills flour mill will be refurbished in the first stage of work

The first phase of work at Silvertown Quays in east London has been approved by the local authority.

The scheme, which will include around 1,000 homes, has been designed by AHMM and dRMM as well as Pollard Thomas Edwards and Maccreanor Lavington. Masterplanner is Fletcher Priest. Outline planning was granted in 2015.

Phase one includes refurbishing Millennium Mills, a turn-of-the-20th-century flour mill which has been derelict since the 1980s.

It has achieved more recent fame being used as a backdrop for films, TV series and music videos.

The site also includes a grade II-listed concrete grain silo which dates from the 1920s.

Millennium Mills in Silvertown Quays FINAL (1)

Newham council approved the plans by joint developers Lendlease and Starwood Capital who took over the site in June last year from previous developer Silvertown Partnerships – a consortium of Chelsfield Properties, First Base and Macquarie Capital.