Chinese get greenlight for 67-floor Canary Wharf resi tower

Aaron Morby 10 months ago
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Chinese developer Greenland Group has got the planning thumbs up from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to build a 67-floor residential skyscraper at the western end of the north dock in Canary Wharf.

hertsmere house Canary Wharf
If built the West India Quay tower will hold the record as the tallest block of flats in Europe

The redevelopment of Hertsmere House at West India Quay will deliver 869 flats within a 240.5m tall building, designed by architect HOK around a clover shaped footprint to maximise views for each flat.

The basement runs to a depth of just 11.7m as the site sits above Crossrail running tunnels, although all piling will be outside the Crossrail exclusion zone. Affordable housing will be included in the western wing of the building.

Around half the building facade is to be fitted with vision glass and the remainder will be fitted with highly-insulated metal panel backed glass curtain wall known as “shadow boxes” to give the building the appearance of being fully glazed from the exterior while reducing solar gain.

Hertsmere House Canary Wharf

The demolition and construction phase will employ over 900 construction workers during a 55-month programme.

Planning permission was previously granted for a 242m 63-storey commercial tower on the site but these plans were superseded by the new residential scheme.

Setareh Neshati, senior planning manager at Greenland Group, said: “This is Greenland Group’s most important project in Europe. As well as delivering 921 new homes for Londoners, including 156 affordable homes, our scheme will revitalise this part of Canary Wharf and create a new prosperous environment that the whole community can enjoy.”

The Shanghai-based developer is also developing the high-rise Ram Brewery scheme in Wandsworth, London where Ardmore has replaced Kier to carry out the first phase of main building works.

Hertsmere House scheme

Client team

    • Architect: HOK
    • Landscape Architecture: Gillespies
    • Engineers: WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
    • Project management: AECOM

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