(from walks on 11 & 26 January 2014)
Gallions Reach Shopping Park opened in winter 2003 on what was the site of Europe’s largest gas works at Beckton. Gallions Reach is also one of the sites for a proposed new East London river crossing. The Gallions Reach Bridge is one of four options that include improvements to the existing Woolwich Ferry, a new ferry service at Gallions Reach and a bridge at Belvedere.
If the new bridge is built at Gallions Reach it could be completed by 2022-2025 and would double the catchment area for the Gallions Reach Shopping Park.