© The Essel Group The Essel Group, headed by billionaire Dr Subhash Chandra, is in talks to take over the redevelopment of a 62-acre brownfield site in east London’s Royal Docks to create a cultural theme park. A proposal has been submitted to the Greater London Authority to purchase the land from current developers, The Silvertown Partnership. Its architects say the centre will provide a ‘cultural landmark’ for London which will ‘defy traditional tall build typologies’ and transform the city skyline. The location spans 2.5 million square feet and plans for its development include museums, a theatre, a cultural centre, retail outlets, restaurants, a botanical garden and luxury hotel. The Mumbai-based Essel Group believe the project could deliver 5,000 jobs in the east end of London. The £3.5bn Silvertown redevelopment, which is already underway, will transform a former industrial area in Newham between Canary Wharf and London City airport, and create more than 3,000 homes, … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

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