Green Enterprise District
The Green Enterprise District is a regeneration project of the Mayor of London in east London, England, with a stated aim to create a low-carbon economy region in Greater London. It coincides with the Lower Lea Valley and London Riverside sections of the Thames Gateway, which corresponds to parts of the boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham and Tower Hamlets. The flagship project is The Crystal (in planning known as the Siemens Pavilion) at Royal Victoria Dock, which is built on land owned by the London Development Agency and Newham London Borough Council and opened in 2012.
In May 2010 it was announced that the Siemens Pavilion would open in 2012 in the Royal Docks, consisting of an exhibition and conference centre. The centre is intended to be a place for the "public, customers and students to meet and explore the innovation required to achieve a low carbon society". As part of the framework for the district, green technology industrial retrofitting courses will be offered at CEME.
London Thames Gateway Development Corporation's London Sustainable Industries Park at Dagenham Dock is one of the district's examplar sustainable regeneration projects. This 25 hectare business park is targeted specifically at clean tech businesses. The park's first occupier is Closed Loop Recycling who recycle food grade plastics for companies including M&S, Britvic and Coca Cola. Gasification company Cyclamax have secured planning consent and an Environment Agency permit for a 16MW energy facility and terms are now agreed with TEG to develop an anaerobic Digestion plant which will be supported by the Mayor's London Waste and Recycling Board.
- "Green Enterprise District: East London" (PDF). London Development Agency. May 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
- "Focus on East London". Regen.net. 8 November 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
- Keogh, Anne (27 May 2010). "Mayor unveils plan for £30m Siemens Pavilion to kick start 'Green Enterprise District'". Siemens plc. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
- London Development Agency: Green Enterprise District