Revealed: Plans For £1bn Indian 'peace' Theme Park On Derelict East London Site Which Will Feature Museums, Restaurants, Theatre And Luxury Hotel

An Indian billionaire has revealed plans to build a £1billion 'peace theme park' on the site of a derelict building.

Media tycoon Subhash Chandra wants to take over the redevelopment of the 62-acre brownfield site in the centre of one of London's biggest regeneration areas at Silvertown in East London.

He hopes to build a site featuring museums and a theatre, retail outlets, restaurants, a botanical garden and a luxury hotel on the historic area of the capital's Royal Docks where BBC crime drama Ashes to Ashes was filmed.

the outside of a building: Plans for a £1billion 'peace theme park' are being proposed for the site of a derelict building in Silvertown, East London© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Plans for a £1billion 'peace theme park' are being proposed for the site of a derelict building in Silvertown, East London

Plans for a £1billion 'peace theme park' are being proposed for the site of a derelict building in Silvertown, East London

a group of colorful flowers: Media tycoon Subhash Chandra wants to take over the redevelopment of the 62-acre brownfield site in East London© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Media tycoon Subhash Chandra wants to take over the redevelopment of the 62-acre brownfield site in East London

Media tycoon Subhash Chandra wants to take over the redevelopment of the 62-acre brownfield site in East London

The centrepiece would be a cultural centre that would sit on 14 acres and span 2.5million sq ft at the heart of the project© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The centrepiece would be a cultural centre that would sit on 14 acres and span 2.5million sq ft at the heart of the project

The centrepiece would be a cultural centre that would sit on 14 acres and span 2.5million sq ft at the heart of the project

Indian billionaire Dr Chanda hopes the attraction in the Silvertown area will celebrate his country's culture and history© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Indian billionaire Dr Chanda hopes the attraction in the Silvertown area will celebrate his country's culture and history

Indian billionaire Dr Chanda hopes the attraction in the Silvertown area will celebrate his country's culture and history

The centrepiece would be a cultural centre that would sit on 14 acres and span 2.5million square feet at the heart of the project, with Indian conglomerate Essel Group claiming it could create 5,000 jobs in the East End.

Dr Chanda hopes the attraction will celebrate India's culture and history, and his group has submitted a proposal to the Greater London Authority to purchase the land from current developers The Silvertown Partnership.

He intends for cultural visitors to start at the top of the centre and work their way through museums, art galleries and interactive experiences highlighting the origins of the Indus and other civilisations to the modern day.

The centre is also intended to provide space for mediation, yoga and dance as well as a spa and wedding venue, along with a conference centre, exhibition facilities and TV production studio.

a group of people standing in front of a store: Indian conglomerate Essel Group claims the development in Silvertown could create 5,000 jobs in the East End of London© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Indian conglomerate Essel Group claims the development in Silvertown could create 5,000 jobs in the East End of London

Indian conglomerate Essel Group claims the development in Silvertown could create 5,000 jobs in the East End of London

a tree in a garden: Dr Chanda hopes to build a site featuring museums and a theatre, retail outlets, restaurants, a botanical garden and a hotel© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Dr Chanda hopes to build a site featuring museums and a theatre, retail outlets, restaurants, a botanical garden and a hotel

Dr Chanda hopes to build a site featuring museums and a theatre, retail outlets, restaurants, a botanical garden and a hotel

a group of people in a garden: Dr Chandra said the cultural centre would use '3D, 4D and animatronics' to show how the world has evolved in 6,000 years© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Dr Chandra said the cultural centre would use '3D, 4D and animatronics' to show how the world has evolved in 6,000 years

Dr Chandra said the cultural centre would use '3D, 4D and animatronics' to show how the world has evolved in 6,000 years

The development will be centred on the derelict Millennium Mills building, where scenes were shot for films including The Last of England and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and TV shows such as Ashes To Ashes.

Dr Chandra, who is India's 19th richest man with a fortune of £3.5 billion, arrived in London this morning and hopes to talk to Sadiq Khan about his vision.

He said the cultural centre would use '3D, 4D and animatronics' to show how the world has evolved over the past 6,000 years, telling the Evening Standard: 'We expect 10 million people a year to come to this site.

'It has been a passion of mine for a long time to build something like this so the coming generations can know how past civilisations could live in harmony with nature and respect each other.'

The architects say the centre will provide a 'cultural landmark' for London which will 'defy traditional tall build typologies' and transform the City skyline, while Essel Group say it will provide a huge boost to the economy.

a close up of a street: Essel Group has submitted a proposal to the Greater London Authority to purchase the land from the current developers© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Essel Group has submitted a proposal to the Greater London Authority to purchase the land from the current developers

Essel Group has submitted a proposal to the Greater London Authority to purchase the land from the current developers

a building next to a fence: The company hopes the cultural centre in the £3.5billion Silvertown redevelopment could open by 2023 if plans are approved© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The company hopes the cultural centre in the £3.5billion Silvertown redevelopment could open by 2023 if plans are approved

The company hopes the cultural centre in the £3.5billion Silvertown redevelopment could open by 2023 if plans are approved

a screenshot of text: The development will be centred on the derelict Millennium Mills building, where scenes have been shot for film and TV© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The development will be centred on the derelict Millennium Mills building, where scenes have been shot for film and TV

The development will be centred on the derelict Millennium Mills building, where scenes have been shot for film and TV

Essel Group spokesman Parul Goel said the firm wants to offer 'a sustainable and eco-friendly development that meets the requirements of the current planning permission and ensuring this project moves quickly'.

The spokesman added that the Essel Group and its design team has 'been in detailed discussions with The Silvertown Partnership for many months, all of which has been hugely productive'.

Dr Subhash, whose Essel Group employs 30,000 people across 173 countries, was awarded an honorary doctorate of business administration from the University of East London in November 2013.

A decision on the plans is expected from the GLA this month, and the company hopes the cultural centre in the £3.5billion Silvertown redevelopment – which is already underway - could open by 2023 if the plans are approved.

Source : https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/article/revealed-plans-for-c2-a31bn-indian-peace-theme-park-on-derelict-east-london-site-which-will-feature-museums-restaurants-theatre-and-luxury-hotel/ar-AAvIsJ6

Revealed: Plans for £1bn Indian 'peace' theme park on derelict east London site which will feature museums, restaurants, theatre and luxury hotel
Harry Cockburn
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