Plans for the landmark 42-storey distinctive cylindrical tower at the Merchant Square scheme remain largely unchanged from earlier full planning granted in 2011. Several planned hotels floors have been dropped for more flats in the 140m tall building.
Main changes involve a sister building on the same basement podium, which has been raised in height from 15 to 21 storeys bringing it into line with surrounding blocks at European Land’s scheme.
Together the buildings are numbered as 1 and 6 Merchant Square and will offer a total of 426 flats, a double height sky bar and shops on the ground and first floor levels.
London architect APT designed the buildings with WSP providing structural design and Hoare Lea building services engineering.