The Queen’s £2million royal barge that led the Diamond Jubilee flotilla down the Thames in 2012 will get a new sumptuous home on the Greenwich peninsula. The 88-foot-long vessel will be moved from St Katharine Docks in the borough of Tower Hamlets to a boathouse on the Greenwich Peninsula. It comes as part of a proposal from developer U+I to build the 1,500-home Morden Wharf, for which a planning statement was submitted last month. The Queen’s £2million royal barge Gloriana leading manpowered craft towards Westminster Bridge during Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the Thames in June 2012 An artist’s impression of the Gloriana boathouse, above, facing east with the Parkside towers in the background, submitted as part of a proposal to build the 1,500-home Morden Wharf An artist’s impression showing an aerial view of the proposed boathouse. The 88-foot-long vessel will be moved from St Katharine Docks in Tower Hamlets to the Greenwich Peninsula Gloriana, built with ornately carved wood and decorated with gold leaves, is set to be rehomed on a jetty which is currently unused and restricted from the public. Canary Wharf, the Isle of Dogs and the Old Royal Navy College can be viewed from the jetty, which is… Read full this story
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