London Waterways Projects is a social enterprise which aims to support the community of people who live on and around London’s waterways.
London Waterways Projects has a primary focus on the delivery of new affordable residential moorings working in partnership with Canal and River Trust, third party landowners and local authorities.
London Waterways Projects aids the community further by supporting and delivering projects and programmes that encourage the spirit of collective endeavour that the waterways represent.
We are specialists in small urban mooring sites integrated within new developments. Our specialist knowledge can help make the case for moorings as part of an affordable housing strategy on land and water. As a social enterprise we can make the case to Local Authorities to support moorings development as part of an inclusive design strategy.
As a social enterprise we love to bring water and land based communities together through ongoing or interim projects. Whether as part of a development strategy or an integral part of a completed scheme we can design and implement projects working with a wide network of partner organisations.
We are specialists who understand development beside the canal and can advise on design and management strategies from an early stage, helping to deliver successful and engaging urban waterside environments.
We know the boating community better than anyone. Working with you throughout the design process we can engage the community on and around the canal from an early stage, helping to create successful places that people love.
We have a number of mooring sites in development and expect the first to be available early in 2017.
Click the link to see the sites and to find out how to apply.
With summer on the way and the Bins by Boat pilot concluded we’re now asking for your thoughts on what worked, what didn’t and what you want to see in the future.
Although we are still focussed on the heavy engineering issues at Corbridge Crescent, taking possession of the site has allowed us to think about some of the more fun elements of works on the site… For years the site at Corbridge has been subject to fly tipping, graffiti and generally all sort of other illicit Read more about Art on the cut[…]
Canals were built as the arteries of the industrial revolution and whilst their role in freight transport might not be as important as it once was it has been replaced by a multiplicity of other uses which rely on the canal network. London Waterways Projects think there are plenty of opportunities on London’s sometimes crowded Read more about Supporting Roving Traders[…]
We are just about ready to kick off with the Bins By Boat trial, we’ll be nowhere near the slick efficiency of these guys in Venice but this trial might hopefully provide some data on how successful a larger trial may be. The online form for requesting bags is now live on the Bins By Boat Read more about Bins By Boat[…]
Over the past few months we’ve been liaising with a number of different parties to try to get a range of improvements to the towpath over in Willesden. We have co-ordinated meetings with a number of different stakeholders ranging from Canal & River Trust to local developers, by bringing together a number of existing projects Read more about Collaborative working towards canal improvements[…]
The Better Relationship Group organised by Canal & River Trust in London was a useful forum despite it’s failings and the lack of future meetings has left a bit of a gap in the collective dialogue with CRT. As a regular attendee I can attest to one consistency throughout the BRG period: Conversations in the pub Read more about The Beer Related Group[…]
Barnet made her way safely into central London and spent the Christmas period moored in Paddington Basin awaiting the opening of the canal after winter stoppages works at Camden. Luckily works finished ahead of schedule at Camden and Barnet has now made her way through central London and up the Lee to South Island Marina Read more about Barnet Update[…]
Following on from my trip with Richard Parry on Barnet the final article has now been published as a full page editorial in the November edition of Towpath Talk. Really great to begin making some column inches with Barnet. After seeing the coverage previous owner Laurence achieved with his sterling work on the northern BCN Read more about Barnet in Towpath Talk[…]
One of the challenges when you purchase a boat is that you have to get it to where you want it. Us buying Barnet has meant the my partner and I have spent what seems like every spare weekend this summer boating. In and of itself this is fantastic – however when week-ending a boat from Read more about Boating with Richard Parry[…]
Aside from moorings London Waterways Projects wants to support active and varied use of the canals. Where possible we want to see the canal be used as it was intended and to make the case for it serving new roles too. Earlier this year an opportunity presented itself which would enable us to take a Read more about A boat called Barnet[…]