Newham: A Short Guide
Created in 1965 by the London Government Act 1963, Newham consists of the former Essex county boroughs, West Ham and East Ham — its name reflects its creation and combination of these. Situated on the borders of inner and outer East London, Newham includes Silvertown, North Woolwich, Canning Town, Beckton, Plaistow, Upton Park, Stratford, Manor Park, and part of Forest Gate. It is one of the six host boroughs for the 2012 Summer Olympics, and contains most of the Olympic Park, including the London Stadium.
Newham is one of the most diverse places in the country, with a population of 355,266 — half of which belong to ethnic minority groups. It’s unique in that over 200 dialects are spoken. Some of the main points of interest within the borough include the London City airport, Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, Siemens Crystal and the Excel Exhibition Centre.
Newham is the fastest growing business base out of all boroughs, with over 14,000 registered and an annual growth of 11.1%. This is populated mostly by companies within the administrative and support services sector, which is unusual for any London Borough./p>
As highlighted above, Newham is home to a large shopping complex that welcomes 3.3 million visitors per year. Siemens Crystal on the Royal Dock is a unique building, hosting many sustainable events, and the Excel Exhibition Centre hosts things like Comic Con, wedding shows, trade expos, hospitality events, and business conferences. These hotspots are ripe with activity, generating significant amounts of waste. At Bywaters, we also cater to the events industry, as well as collecting waste from commercial buildings, so all of these sectors are covered in our service.