900-home London Blackwall Yard towers approved

Aaron Morby 2 years ago
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Developer Hadley Property Group has gained planning for a 900-home high-rise scheme next to the Blackwall Tunnel in East London.

Five blocks to be built around hsitoric graving dock
Five blocks to be built around hsitoric graving dock

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.

The historic graving dock will become an amphitheatre-style garden looking across the Thames to the Millennium Dome

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.

 

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