Barratt London plans in for Canning Town towers

Aaron Morby 1 year ago
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Barratt London is pressing ahead with plans for a major mixed tenure scheme in east London despite the weakening housing market.

Planned Crown Wharf scheme in Canning Town
Planned Crown Wharf scheme in Canning Town

The firm has submitted plans to build seven blocks ranging from 8 to 30 storeys in Canning Town on a 4 acre site known as Crown Wharf on the River Lea.

Around 35% or 241 of the planned 871 homes will be affordable.

Under the plans drawn up by architects JTP and Met Works the tallest two central towers will be grey rising to 25 and 30 storeys.

Crown Wharf scheme along Bidder Street and the River Lea

The project will sustain around 500 construction jobs and will require the construction of a new flood defence wall to replace the existing sheet pile retainer on the eastern bank of the river Lea, which is corroded.

Crown Wharf site on Bidder Street directly opposite the large Ballymore Leamouth Peninsula development

Proposed phasing for Crown Wharf


The anticipated overall construction period will be six years

  • Enabling and substructure Q3 2023 to Q2 2025
  • Block A1 (14 storeys) Q2 2024 to Q2 2026
  • Block A2 (16 storeys) Q3 2024 to Q3 2026
  • Block B3 (24 storeys) Q3 2024 to Q1 2027
  • Block A3 (14 storeys) Q2 2025 to Q1 2027
  • Block B2 (14 storeys) Q3 2025 to Q2 2027
  • Block B1 (14 storeys) Q3 2026 to Q2 2028
  • Block A4 (29 storeys) Q2 2027 to Q2 2030

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