Thank you for visiting our project website and providing feedback on the plans to expand ExCeL London, in the Royal Docks. As you will be aware, we submitted a planning application to Newham Council earlier this year for the Phase 3 project. This came after an extensive consultation with key stakeholders and the local community.

We are pleased to inform you that our proposals have been unanimously approved by the Council’s Strategic Development Committee.

We hope to begin construction on the expansion early next year, with the expectation Phase 3 will be open and enjoyed by our neighbours, residents, and visitors in 2024.

The Site

About ExCeL London

ExCeL London’s beginnings can be traced back to 1988, when the Association of Exhibition Organisers (AEO) first approached architect Ray Moxley to locate and design a new exhibition and conference centre within the M25. The Royal Victoria Docks’ site was confirmed in 1990 and ExCeL opened in November 2000, one of Europe’s largest regeneration projects.  ExCeL is a now a venue of choice for world-leading exhibitions, international congresses and live events. ADNEC Group (Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company), who owns ExCeL, has made significant investments developing both the venue and the site itself, including the construction of the Aloft Hotel.

Our proposals at a glance:

A highly sustainable building, that will aim to target a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) rating of ‘excellent’ and create a biodiversity net gain across the site.

A new pocket park for residents and visitors to enjoy, as well as enhanced greenery and vegetation around the site.

A 20,000sqm extension constructed at the eastern gateway, creating a 20% increase in the total event space.

A new, greatly improved walkway from Prince Regent DLR to the Royal Victoria Dock, with new greenery and seating areas.

Up to 115 new jobs when open, with an aspiration that 50% will be for local people.

A more open and welcoming environment around the
dock-edge, with space for new plants and places for visitors and residents to relax.

For more information, please visit our digital exhibition page and have your say on our proposals.