Global pharmaceutical company Sanofi announced its manufacturing plant in Dagenham, east London, was to close in 2013.

The aim was to regenerate the site to attract new businesses and jobs to a location which had been a major source of employment for over 80 years.

Londoneast-uk now sits at the heart of a thriving location with a film studio, Europe’s largest data centre (currently under construction) and a number of other large projects including a hotel, regional offices and a pub/restaurant.