The Beckton Alp

A photogrpah of the top section of a multi-directional signpost points right towards the 'BEckton Alp' and below, 'Beckton DLR Station'. The other signs pointing in the other directions are not visible.
The Beckton Alp, East London

About the case study

Beckton Alp (originally there were multiple ‘Alps’) is a mound of gasworks waste that rises around 35 metres above the surrounding district, making it the highest ‘hill’ in East London. The waste material was a byproduct of the Beckton Gasworks and associated Residual Products works, the former operating from 1870 until 1969 making gas from coal and was once the largest such works in the world.


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