Plans for London to get its first cruise liner terminal have been approved by Greenwich Council.
Construction of 'Enderby Wharf' will begin at the end of 2011 and is expected to be complete by 2015-16, but developers hope the cruise terminal will be completed in time for the 2012 Olympics.
Once complete it promises to provide a docking for cruise liners and the Thames Clipper, along with a 251-room hotel and 770 new homes.
As part of the plan, Enderby House, a Grade II-listed building, will be extended to provide tourist, community and retail facilities.
James Blakey, planning director at West Properties, said Greenwich was chosen out of 11 possible sites across London.
"The area has a rich maritime history and Enderby House was referenced in Moby Dick.
"At the heart of the proposals is the provision of an international cruise liner terminal in the maritime heartland of Greenwich and London."
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