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Plans lodged for 70-storey Docklands tower

Plans lodged for 70-storey Docklands tower

2nd Mar 2014

Plans have been lodged for the development of a 70-storey tower in London’s Docklands, which will contain more than 500 luxury flats. Residential developer and investor, Investin Plc, has submitted a scoping report to planners at Tower Hamlets council outlining its proposals to build the 795ft tower, which will sit on the 0.5-acre site of Quay House at 2 Admirals Way, E14. The KPF-designed scheme will comprise 505 flats, including some affordable housing, as well as 2,690 sq ft of retail space. The site currently comprises one 18,000 sq ft, 1980s-built five storey office building previously let to BT. The site is predominantly surrounded by a mixture of office and commercial uses, including Ensign House and Cochrane House to the east. Canary Wharf is located to the northeast of the site. The proposed development will include the demolition of the existing building on the site and the construction of a new tower building. The site was previously earmarked for redevelopment plans, although Investin’s proposals are the most ambitious yet. The site was owned by Delancey, which laid the groundwork for a 43-storey Will Alsop-designed office scheme before Investin secured control of the asset. Delancey held pre-application talks with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and London’s then mayor Ken Livingstone.