Located in the Hangpu district, Shiliupu Pier was the city’s main ferry port in the 1980s. Having falling into disuse, it was redeveloped to become one of the water gates to the city for the world exhibition in 2010. But visitor numbers quickly fell. Today, the aim is to attract tourists by creating a transport hub and leisure area. A quayside promenade and viewing point overlooking the cruise ships are due to open to the public by the end of 2018, while a tourist information centre will be built on the opposite bank. There are also plans for hotels, shops and restaurants.
Designed by Waugh Thistleton Architects, Dane’s Yard will provide 8,175 m2 of working space for creative industries, in eight different buildings. The project is part of a mixed-use development on a 10.5 hectare site at Sugar Island, including 1200 homes, almost 58,000 m2 of offices, gardens, a riverside park, hotel, shops, and more.
The project designed by MVRDV includes four main buildings including a hotel, conference areas, offices, laboratories and research facilities. A significant amount of space will be earmarked for public use, including green roof terraces, to encourage interaction between people working in the zone. The project should be delivered by spring 2019, and will form part of the Channel Hamburg technology hub due to be created on the former site of Harburg’s inland port.
In 2017, Kennedy Wilson and Nama bought the former port district of Hanover Quay. Work is due to get started in late 2018 on an office building overlooking the Grand Canal Docks. The building, which should be completed by 2020, completes the Capital Dock development project.