Excel London Stage 3

ExCel London / London, UK

The ExCeL London Phase 3 redevelopment is a visionary embodiment of adaptive and sustainable urban design, reflecting a harmonious blend of history and innovation.

Led by Grimshaw, with McGregor Coxall overseeing the Landscape Architecture, this initiative introduces the transformative ‘Modular Mile’. Inspired by the dock’s storied past of trade and cargo, this adaptive public realm employs reconfigurable modules to ensure dynamic, user-centric experiences.

A centrepiece of the redevelopment is the biophilic park, championing biodiversity while doubling as a pioneering stormwater management system. Further, the project seeks to forge deeper connections between people and the Royal Dockland waterfront through a modular pontoon system, magnifying the allure of the Royal Victoria Docks.

Rooted in sustainability, the design also emphasises recycled materials and biodiverse planting. ExCeL London Phase 3 is not just a commercial endeavour but a communal nexus, bridging the past with an adaptable and animated future.


Images by Grimshaw Architects.



Site Area

2.92 ha


  • Cycleways
  • Development Feasibility
  • Furniture and Signage
  • Green Wall
  • Landscape Master Plan
  • Open Space
  • Public Realm Planning and Design
  • Recreation
  • Regeneration
  • Shared Streets
  • Urban Design Framework
  • Waterfront
  • Water and Landscape Policy
  • Water Sensitive Urban Design [WSUD]


  • Grimshaw
  • i-Transport
  • Campbell Reith
  • Gardiner & Theobald
  • DP9
  • Hoare Lea
  • McLaren Construction Group
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