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Canary Wharf

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Introduction

We gathered our information (from the whole year) and put it into graphs/table so it is easier to read and understand: 1) Do you live in the docklands? YES 64 NO 36 2) If yes, for about how many years? 3) Do you work in Docklands? YES 69 NO 31 4) How far do you travel to work? 5) What form of transport do you use? TRANSPORT TALLY NUMBER OR PEOPLE Foot 7 DLR 63 Car 10 Bicycle 20 Railway 0 * Most used form of transport = DLR * Least used form of transport = Railway 6) If you do work in Docklands, what kind of work do you do? * Most popular type of work = Bank/Finance * Least popular type of work = Docks, Manufacturing, Security & other work 7) What shops/facilities do you use? * Most popular shops/facilities used = Others * Least popular shops/facilities used = Pubs Pictures of London Docklands of now and before On the following pages is some of my own data, from my research and a brief explanation of each picture: Canary Wharf, in the Isle of Dogs A Delivery of Ivory in 1851 The Royal Victoria Docks (Pre-Gentrification) ...read more.

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There are flights to over 20 countries in Europe and only a 10-minute check in/out time. It's only 6 miles from the city of London. Docklands Light Railway (DLR) It cost 77 million to construct the DLR, which took 3 years and Queen Elizabeth II finally opened it on July 31st 1987. It involves the latest technology, a fully automatic train (ATC) that is monitored by the staff at Control Centre in Poplar. Altogether there are 36 stations, with 30 trains - carrying 87,000 people a day. There is only 320 staff for the DLR. Tower Docks They have been known as 'Mayfair on Water'. It is very cosmopolitan and a very exclusive area. Old warehouses and brewery buildings have been turned into apartments. It is another expensive area of riverside apartments. It is linked to the city of London and a shopping mall. Local people I don't think the houses are suitable for the needs of local people. ...read more.

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And this is due to the development. Although Docklands, pre - 1981, held huge employment opportunities for the people who lived there, however employment was not guaranteed - it depended on which and how many ships were in the docks. Now there is a much more stable employment industry in the area, it has changed completely. It leads to new houses and apartments being built, attracting lots of people to work or live in Docklands. There are now 50,000 more jobs in Docklands. We can see this in the graph in figure . Also including a huge transport change, such as new bus routes, 100km of new roads, the DLR and London City Airport for people to get to and from work easily. Jobs are available everywhere, mostly in the Canary Wharf, Asda Supermarket, Property businesses, Offices, Daily Telegraph and many other companies. Conclusion Employment opportunities have changed in the London Docklands due to the Industrial Development and it has had an impact on everything, transport, properties, and businesses, basically the whole city. Contents London Docklands ...read more.

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