London Docklands high-rise hotel gets green light

Aaron Morby 6 years ago
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Developer Rockwell has secured planning for a 30-storey mixed hotel and residential building in London Docklands.

Tower will be split vertically with a fully-glazed and brick-clade panel facade
Tower will be split vertically with a fully-glazed and brick-clade panel facade

The £172m project will be built in Limehouse at 82 West India Dock Road in East London, with work expected to start next summer.

Designed by architects Simpson Haugh & Partners, the project will include a 400-room hotel, 66 homes and retail space set amongst substantial public realm improvements.

It will take the form of two buildings on a shared podium with the apartments distinguished with a floor to floor fully glazed facade and the hotel clad with brick-clad precast panels.

The slenderness of the tower enables a substantial amount of public realm to be given back at the ground floor.

Donal Mulryan, Founder of Rockwell, said: “Our vision for 82 West India Dock Road will breathe new life into a neglected site that has been derelict for many years.

“This inspiring new building includes a hotel that will bring new jobs and business to the local area, in addition to much needed new homes for the local community in an inspiring new building. We are dedicated to delivering this exciting, high-quality development and look forward to turning this site into a place that locals can be proud of.”

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