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Wapping High Street

UPDATE: The remaining elements of the scheme are currently under construction and near completion. These are focused along Wapping High Street and Wapping Lane and include new widened footways to improve safety and accessibility, improved crossing at junctions and a new zebra crossing outside Wapping Station and are due for completion in December 2021. Officers are also working on a new resident exemption scheme for residents to pass the bus gate. This is likely to begin operation in December 2021.


Liveable Streets is a borough-wide street and public space improvement programme. It aims to improve the look and feel of public spaces in neighbourhoods across the borough and make it easier, safer, and more convenient to get around by foot, bike and public transport.

We are currently undertaking detailed design and phased construction. During which time, we continue to work with residents and businesses to ensure the safe and effective investment in improving streets in Wapping.

See the right side of the page (or the bottom on mobile browsers) to find out more about the previous stages of the Liveable Streets Wapping programme.


Construction phase

Information about completed works can be found in the Documents tab at the right of the screen (or at the bottom on mobile browsers).


Construction Updates

Throughout the ongoing construction phase, we will be providing regular online updates here, as well as sending postal notices and emails to residents and local stakeholders within the area of our construction sites.

All site works will take place between the hours of 8am and 6pm and if necessary, on weekends between 9am and 1pm. The team will work hard to keep any unnecessary noise to a minimum.

Ongoing works

Wapping Dock Street

Closure at the Southern end to provide a zebra crossing to Wapping Station.

Wapping Lane

In order to support access to the retail facilities on Wapping Lane, between Watts Street and Wapping High Street, construction is underway to widen the pavements and introduce further public realm improvements including extra planting.

Wapping High Street

Works to improve pedestrian access are underway on Wapping high street. These works include:

  • Pavement widening
  • A raised zebra crossing outside station
  • Public realm improvements at Wapping Dock Street including greening
  • Bus stop accessibility improvements

Emerging construction

Within the next stage of construction we will be delivering a series of streetscaping and traffic calming measures, which will include:

  • Hermitage Wall: Closure on Hermitage Wall between Hellings Street and Lilley Close to provide a safe crossing location from Hermitage Primary School to Hellings Street open space.
  • Cinnamon Street: Road closure at the junction with Wapping Dock Street, as well as additional widening and resurfacing of pavements and addition of ornamental planting on Cinnamon Street.
  • Redmead Lane: Parking changes and pavement improvements at the Wapping High Street junction.

Completed works

Garnet Street

Access improvements outside St Peter’s London Dock School on Garnet Street, including the installation of a new zebra Crossing and kerb changes.

Pennington Street

Section of one-way road (with contraflow cycling provision) on Pennington Street between Virginia Street and Artichoke Hill.

Vaughan Way and Kennet Street

Pedestrian improvements surrounding Vaughan Way and Kennet Street, such as pavement widening and updating kerb lines. See indicative map below.

Pavement widening on Vaughan Way/Kennet Street junction


Coronavirus Update

Our Liveable Streets programme team are following Government advice and are working remotely. Work will continue as planned on the projects and the team will adhere to all guidelines set out by the Government.

Please note that construction timing is subject to change pending COVID-19 restrictions, weather conditions and coordination of works in the area. We will update the website with any changes to the programme and hope you will continue to help us improve the look and feel of your neighbourhood.

For Covid-19 updates from Tower Hamlets or to join our mailing list please click here.


Contact us

If you have any questions regarding the construction phase please get in touch with the team via liveablestreets@towerhamlets.gov.uk or phone us on 020 3092 0401 (weekdays 9am to 5pm).

UPDATE: The remaining elements of the scheme are currently under construction and near completion. These are focused along Wapping High Street and Wapping Lane and include new widened footways to improve safety and accessibility, improved crossing at junctions and a new zebra crossing outside Wapping Station and are due for completion in December 2021. Officers are also working on a new resident exemption scheme for residents to pass the bus gate. This is likely to begin operation in December 2021.


Liveable Streets is a borough-wide street and public space improvement programme. It aims to improve the look and feel of public spaces in neighbourhoods across the borough and make it easier, safer, and more convenient to get around by foot, bike and public transport.

We are currently undertaking detailed design and phased construction. During which time, we continue to work with residents and businesses to ensure the safe and effective investment in improving streets in Wapping.

See the right side of the page (or the bottom on mobile browsers) to find out more about the previous stages of the Liveable Streets Wapping programme.


Construction phase

Information about completed works can be found in the Documents tab at the right of the screen (or at the bottom on mobile browsers).


Construction Updates

Throughout the ongoing construction phase, we will be providing regular online updates here, as well as sending postal notices and emails to residents and local stakeholders within the area of our construction sites.

All site works will take place between the hours of 8am and 6pm and if necessary, on weekends between 9am and 1pm. The team will work hard to keep any unnecessary noise to a minimum.

Ongoing works

Wapping Dock Street

Closure at the Southern end to provide a zebra crossing to Wapping Station.

Wapping Lane

In order to support access to the retail facilities on Wapping Lane, between Watts Street and Wapping High Street, construction is underway to widen the pavements and introduce further public realm improvements including extra planting.

Wapping High Street

Works to improve pedestrian access are underway on Wapping high street. These works include:

  • Pavement widening
  • A raised zebra crossing outside station
  • Public realm improvements at Wapping Dock Street including greening
  • Bus stop accessibility improvements

Emerging construction

Within the next stage of construction we will be delivering a series of streetscaping and traffic calming measures, which will include:

  • Hermitage Wall: Closure on Hermitage Wall between Hellings Street and Lilley Close to provide a safe crossing location from Hermitage Primary School to Hellings Street open space.
  • Cinnamon Street: Road closure at the junction with Wapping Dock Street, as well as additional widening and resurfacing of pavements and addition of ornamental planting on Cinnamon Street.
  • Redmead Lane: Parking changes and pavement improvements at the Wapping High Street junction.

Completed works

Garnet Street

Access improvements outside St Peter’s London Dock School on Garnet Street, including the installation of a new zebra Crossing and kerb changes.

Pennington Street

Section of one-way road (with contraflow cycling provision) on Pennington Street between Virginia Street and Artichoke Hill.

Vaughan Way and Kennet Street

Pedestrian improvements surrounding Vaughan Way and Kennet Street, such as pavement widening and updating kerb lines. See indicative map below.

Pavement widening on Vaughan Way/Kennet Street junction


Coronavirus Update

Our Liveable Streets programme team are following Government advice and are working remotely. Work will continue as planned on the projects and the team will adhere to all guidelines set out by the Government.

Please note that construction timing is subject to change pending COVID-19 restrictions, weather conditions and coordination of works in the area. We will update the website with any changes to the programme and hope you will continue to help us improve the look and feel of your neighbourhood.

For Covid-19 updates from Tower Hamlets or to join our mailing list please click here.


Contact us

If you have any questions regarding the construction phase please get in touch with the team via liveablestreets@towerhamlets.gov.uk or phone us on 020 3092 0401 (weekdays 9am to 5pm).

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