Green light for first Canary Wharf resi tower

Aaron Morby 8 years ago
Share

Canary Wharf Group has received planning to build its first major residential tower on the London Docklands site.

The 58-storey Diamond Tower takes its name from the repeat pattern of the shell supporting steelwork, which will  soar 218m into the sky.

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has granted planning permission for the tower and it will be referred to the Mayor of London who is expected to rubber stamp its final approval.

The development marks a new stage in the evolution of Canary Wharf, which first opened in the early 1990s.

It is the first of several major residential tower block schemes to get the green light that are planned around Canary Wharf on the Isle of Dogs.

The tower will include 566 apartments, as well as shops and a health club. Canary Wharf Group plans to begin construction this summer, with completion in 2018.

Canary Wharf Diamond Tower
The small floor plate will lead to a slender tower.

Screen-Shot-2013-07-24-at-06.14.10

wharf-390x203
Site location of new tower of 500 luxury flats.

CWG’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Sir George Iacobescu said: “This means the group will, for the first time, be able to offer residential space within the foot print of the Canary Wharf Estate and adjacent to our 800,000 sq ft of retail and transport modes.

“I firmly believe that Canary Wharf is an attractive place to both work and live thanks to the incredible retail and restaurant offering, and the robust transport links.”

Rival tower plans

Berkeley Homes has submitted a scoping report to planners at Tower Hamlets pushing the boundary with plans for an 80-storey main tower, with two other 35-floor and six floor buildings at South Quay Plaza.

Chalgrove Properties Canary Wharf

Developer Chalegrove Properties has consent for a 75-floor residential skyscraper (above).

Chalegrove’s proposed 239m tower project will be mainly residential with 864 flats and 84 serviced apartments and is planned for the City Pride pub in Westferry Road, which will be demolished to make way for the new tower.

The tallest has been proposed by Irish developer Ryan Corporation. It paid paid £100m for a site on West India Dock Quay, which previously had planning to build a hotel and office scheme, called the Columbus Tower.

The developer aims to build a 74-floor skyscraper on the site, which would be 7m taller than One Canada Square, Canary Wharf’s highest office building at 235m.

Canary_wharf_Ryan Corporation

Plans are also expected to be submitted by developer Investin for a 70-storey tower, called Quay House, at 2 Admirals Way (below).

Quay House Investin Canary Wharf

Latest news

Race starts for £500m Scottish zero carbon hospital job

Bidding starts for new University Hospital Monklands near Airdrie
10 mins ago

Manchester airport taxis out £60m terminal 2 pier job

Bidding to start before the end of 2022 for project start early next summer
9 mins ago

Plan for 1,100-home complex at Leicester factory site

Galliford Try investments plots Corah Factory transformation
1 hour ago

Axed House by Urban Splash staff plan legal action

Ex-workers consult with lawyers following administration
42 mins ago

Summer slowdown fears as latest contract award data droops

Latest Barbour ABI Snap Analysis paints uncertain picture
8 mins ago

Farrans wins £39m Somerset recycling hub

Site preparation gets underway for Keynsham Recycling Hub
1 hour ago

Balfour gets green light for £250m M25 junction 10

Autumn start for M25 junction 10/A3 Wisley interchange improvement scheme
3 days ago

Leeds plumbing contractor sinks with loss of 30 jobs

Dickinsons Plumbing and Heating goes down but renewables arm salvaged in sale
3 days ago

HS2 achieves first diesel-free construction site

Skanska Costain STRABAG JV runs Kilburn site with green kit
3 days ago

Administration confirmed at House by Urban Splash

160 jobs lost following "operational issues" at modular factory
4 days ago

Network Rail fined £1.4m after worker crushed by track machines

Judge highlights "many layers of failure" within site management
4 days ago

Kier picked for £350m Leatherhead regen plan

Property arm to draw up plans to redevelop two large town centre sites
4 days ago

Two seriously injured in London steelwork collapse

Two steel erectors left fighting for their lives after collapse at Ardmore site
4 days ago

Urban Splash modular staff start looking for new jobs

Work stops at House by Urban Splash factory and housing sites
4 days ago

Building facade specialist CMS goes into administration

Building envelope firm had turnover of £43m
5 days ago

Office work uplift returns construction output to growth

New commercial work drives output uplift for the first time since the pandemic
4 days ago

More suppliers wanted on £683m waste power plant

Meet the buyer event for North London Heat and Power Project: Register now
5 days ago

Vistry Partnerships lands £128m London flats deal

Legal & General signs up firm for 480-flats over five buildings in Wandsworth
5 days ago

HS2 Project Bank Accounts “not worth paper they are written on”

Subcontractors furious after payment protection promises evaporate in wake of Roadbridge collapse
5 days ago

Taylor Wimpey to tear down half-built £48m Hackney Wick scheme

Concrete frame to be demolished after discovery of "potential structural issue"
5 days ago

Data centre work lifts TClarke orders to record high

Orders hit £585m, more than £100m on last year
5 days ago

BAM lands largest ever fit-out job

Firm to fit-out landmark 12-storey Edinburgh St James Quarter 'ribbon' hotel
6 days ago

Winners revealed for £1.1bn demolition framework

Pagabo confirms 29 firms on new deal: Full list
6 days ago

Spie boss joins United Living as new MD of infrastructure

United Living rebrands Fastflow Energy and Pipelines businesses
6 days ago

Vinci/McAlpine JV wins £90m rehab hospital

Main contract award for National Rehabilitation Centre
6 days ago

Phoenix ME forecast revenue to rebound by 20%

London M&E specialists expects to return to around £200m revenue this year after set back last year
5 days ago

Roadbridge UK went down owing £60m

Supply chain owed £22.5m with little chance of any return
6 days ago

Bid race for tunnels on £150m Tube station upgrade

Bidders day on 27 May for Elephant and Castle capacity upgrade tunnels
7 days ago

ISG joins structural steel re-use project

Project aims to cost out business model for whole value chain from client to demolition contractor
6 days ago

Major hotel plan for Birmingham Central Methodist Hall

Three-storey rooftop extension will form part of historic hall restoration
6 days ago

Contractor services