Berkeley Homes plans second London Docklands tower

Aaron Morby 4 years ago
Share

Berkeley Homes has bought a second site next to its scheme to build the UK’s tallest residential skyscraper on the Isle of Dogs in East London.

It now plans to build a second major tower rising up to 210m on the neighbouring South Quay Plaza site. This would be just 10m shorter than its 68-storey main tower, which already has planning together with a 36-storey sister building.

The luxury house builder plans to submit detailed plans for the new tower in the summer, which will be bolted into the existing South Quay Plaza plan.

The move underlines Berkeley Group’s commitment to prestigious London sites, despite signs of a cooling in the London property market.

The new tower will add around 450 flats and 20,000 sq ft of retail to the existing plans, raising the total development project to 1,338 flats.

Contractors Brookfield Multiplex and Laing O’Rourke are bidding to build the initial South Quay Plaza scheme (below), which has been designed by architects Foster + Partners.

South Quay Plaza Berkeley

The slender main tower will have a floor plate of two intersected squares, which maximises the views of London for each of the luxury flats. One part will rise to 68-storeys and a height of 220m and the other to 56 floors and be topped by a sky garden.

This will be built in phase one with the smaller twin 36-storey building pushed into a second construction phase, due to start in April 2018.

It has not been revealed whether the new expanded project would be advanced into the initial project phase or pushed into a third phase of work at South Quay Plaza.

 

Latest news

Skanska wins £56m Derwent London office job

Old Street office scheme will look like four different buildings
6 hours ago

Industry steps-in to save stranded Shaylor trainees

Former rivals pledge to pay university fees for undergrads left with tuition bills by Shaylor
7 hours ago

Serial construction late payers could finally face fines

Industry sceptical as Government talks tough again over late payers
20 hours ago

Go-ahead for latest £54m London cycleway

Summer holiday working and longer hours in bid to cut construction traffic chaos
11 hours ago

Shaylor leaves trainees with unpaid university bills

Stunned staff discover their university fees have gone unpaid for more than a year
21 hours ago

Green light for £195m London student tower

Unite returns to central London with 900-bed Aldgate student complex
11 hours ago

Fulcrum Utility appoints former Byrne Group FD

Gas and electrical infrastructure contractor appoint Daren Harris as financial chief
11 hours ago

Boost your online presence – join the Enquirer Directory

Site for suppliers and buyers showcases products, services and latest stories
1 year ago

Atkins hires Morgan Sindall development boss

Nick Towe will drive expansion of Atkins' MetroHome business
20 hours ago

Shaylor owed subbies “more than £17m”

Supply chain left in the lurch again as anger rises over latest contractor failure
1 day ago

Restructure returns Sir Robert McAlpine to profit

McAlpine delivers £7m profit in turnaround year after £3.8m in redundancy pay-outs
2 days ago

Berkeley Homes ups major site starts despite 20% profit fall

Chairman Tony Pidgley says firm is entering a new investment phase targeted at longer-term regeneration sites
1 day ago

Severfield warns steelwork tender margins tightening

Steelwork contractor reports awakening bid activity in London office market
1 day ago

Plan to start £85m Eden Project North in 2020

Five giant mussel-shaped domes planned as Morecambe Bay seafront attraction
1 day ago

Bridge construction uses mountain building techniques

First steel sections installed at stunning Tintagel Castle bridge
2 days ago

L&G retirement homes arm boosts management team

Lovell director joins to oversee planned £2bn construction programme
1 day ago

27% of roof steel stripped from HS2 station design

Value engineers save £7m on Balfour Beatty/Vinci's Old Oak Common station project
2 days ago

Scape slashes firms on next generation Venture framework

Venture Framework contractors cut from 13 to six firms
3 days ago

Galliford Try Partnerships buys northern builder

£62m turnover Strategic Team Group to be renamed Galliford Try Partnerships Yorkshire
3 days ago

FRP Advisory appointed Shaylor administrator

Administrator confirms around 200 redundancies at collapsed Midlands contractor
3 days ago

Buckingham bags relief road for HS2 village

New route will spare Northamptonshire village from site traffic
2 days ago

Skills card scheme shuts safety test loophole

Tightening up of rules will see everyone sit a current CITB safety test
2 days ago

Kier cutting 1,200 jobs and selling housing arm

Contractor quitting non-core operations as debt levels rise again
3 days ago

Shaylor staff laid-off by Sunday morning email

Over 200 staff to be axed as directors confirm Shaylor is heading for administration
4 days ago

Willmott Dixon margin hits 2.8% as profit soars

Group builds cash reserve to weather further Brexit project delays
4 days ago

Multiplex brings profit back on track

Profit recovers to £18m on revenue of £1.1bn
3 days ago

Roof safety horror show lands contractor in court

Photos show roofers risking their lives after HSE had already served a stop notice
3 days ago

United Living wins £18m Poole tower blocks revamp

Project Admiral will see four housing tower blocks upgraded
4 days ago

Shaylor files notice of intent to appoint administrator

Subcontractors walk off sites as Midlands contractor seeks extra finance
6 days ago

Bidders day for £900m Heathrow rail tunnel project

Planned 6.5km rail link between the Great Western Main Line and London Heathrow Airport
7 days ago

Contractor services