Plans submitted for UK’s third tallest skyscraper on the Isle of Dogs
PUBLISHED: 09:36 11 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:33 11 January 2013
Plans to build the UK’s third tallest skyscraper on the Isle of Dogs are to be opened up for public consultation after they were submitted to Tower Hamlets Council.
A 75-storey tower in Westferry Road - which would include more than 860 new homes built – has been proposed by developers Chalegrove Properties.
The 239 metre tower would be five metres shorter than Canary Wharf’s One Canada Square, which is London’s second tallest building after the Shard.
Plans for a similar project on the site of the former City Pride public house were approved in 2009, but were shelved after the developer went into receivership.
A spokesperson for Chalegrave Properties said: “The proposed development is a significant improvement on the existing planning consent.
“A graceful new tower will complement the Canary Wharf skyline and will complete the regeneration of this part of Marsh Wall, with a new cafe and grassed open space overlooking the water front.”
However, after Census results published in December revealed the booming population of the Isle, there are significant concerns over the strains such a development would place on the local infrastructure.
Conservative councillor for Millwall David Snowdon said: “This risks becoming another example of over-development on the Isle of Dogs.
“I will be objecting, and I’m sure many residents will be.”
But he believes the council is likely to give the plans the green light.
“I don’t think the council recognises the problems. It’s not doing anywhere near enough to invest in infrastructure.
“The council has ignored development issues for years and years”, he added.
The consultation period on the development will open on January 21.
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