The Blackwall Yard scheme will involve five buildings rising from nine and 39-storeys tall, around a listed graving dock on the north banks of the Thames.
Masterplanned by Glenn Howells, the 1.7ha site will feature 35% affordable homes, as well as a primary school, community hub and 1,500m2 commercial and retail spaces spread over the ground and lower levels.
Proposals include creating a direct public connection between the Thames Path and East India DLR.
The old graving dock will also feature an open-air swimming pool.
Glenn Howells’ partner architects include Panter Hudspith and White Arkitekter with Blue Sky Building on board as project manager and Buro Happold acting as civil, structural and M&E engineer.