My recent walk took me on the North side of the Royal Albert Dock. Left the DLR at Prince Regent and made my way Eastbound towards Gallions Reach. The walk is very pleasant, very linear or flat I would say. You have great views South across the Dock as you witness the previous Silvertown captures growing. But here on the Northern part of the Dock the new constructions remain quite low in comparison. That is certainly due to its proximity with the airport. As you pass the Connaught Bridge you notice few new blocks which are all budget hotels or AirBnB accommodations, just another corner of soulless concrete.
What strikes me thought having photographed the East end for the last 12 years is how the developers decide architectural design ahead. As we approached the Olympics we were still in the midst of the financial crisis, so most of the developers went for cheap colourful panelings. In the last few years the new trend is the low rise rabbit cage like covered in "traditional" brick outer skin. This new Royal Albert Wharf takes it to another level! If you wish to create a catalogue a coloured bricks this is the place to go. Every single block has a different colour or coating or mix of shades. There is a real attempt to bring joy but I am not really sure if its magic works.