Wed 31 October 2018, 4:45 pm
Newly elected Newham mayor Rokhsana Fiaz set out her vision for the London borough's regeneration opportunities, while speaking at the 2018 Thames Estuary Growth Day conference at CentrED at the ExCel Centre.
Fiaz highlighted the "huge opportunities" for the east London borough to deliver new homes, jobs and a focus on "inclusive, good growth that brings real benefit to local people."
As the new mayor she said she was "determined to make the most of that potential".
Fiaz added: "The development in Newham is quite simply staggering. I am determined to ensure that we will do whatever we can in this new administratIon to take advantage of east London’s boom while putting people at the heart of regeneration."
It is estimated by 2025, Newham will have invested £22 billion creating more than 35,000 homes and 100,000 new jobs.
Completed projects include the Olympic Park, and the redevelopment of the Royal Docks that has enterprise zone status.
The mayor went on to speak about Newham’s "world-class" corporate offer, an east London fashion district with the London College of Fashion moving to Stratford in 2022, and the educational offerings within the University of East London and the campuses of UCL, Loughborough and Birkbeck, all located in the borough.
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