Docklands get a new High Street’ next to Canary Wharf
PUBLISHED: 17:52 27 May 2009 | UPDATED: 14:23 05 October 2010
A SMART high street for London’s East End is included in detailed plans for the massive Wood Wharf redevelopment at Blackwall (pictured) along the Thames waterfront. An application has been lodged this week with Tower Hamlets council for one of Britain’s biggest mixed-use regeneration projects
A SMART high street for London’s East End is included in detailed plans revealed this week for the massive Wood Wharf redevelopment (pictured) along the Thames waterfront.
The plans for the redevelopment of Blackwall has already got outline approval from Tower Hamlets council.
Now the fine details have been lodged at the Town Hall for the first two office towers in one of Britain’s biggest mixed-use regeneration projects.
Eventually there will be six commercial buildings along the riverfront on the site of the old Blackwall & Poplar Dock, totalling almost five-million square feet of office space, plus six residential blocks of up to 1,668 homes including a third at affordable’ cost.
Main feature of the scheme next to Canary Wharf is a new High Street’ including shops, restaurants, bars and cafés, as well as a new riverside park, hotel, health centre, public library, market and public recreation—with the promise of a likelihood of 25,000 new jobs.
Developers are coughing up £50 million into the bargain in planning gain’ for the community in what is one of Britain’s most deprived inner city areas. There’s also a £100m contribution towards the Crossrail project which is burrowing deep under Blackwall.
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