Homes and 5-star hotel plan for City of London ‘fringe’
DEVELOPERS want to capitalise on one of the last remaining vacant sites close to central London.
A planning application has been made for 359 new homes and a 236-room five-star hotel on a brownfield site close to Tower Gateway DLR station.
The proposal wants to take advantage of housing and hotel demand on the ‘City fringe’ and wants to provide extra facilities for the community including a leisure centre and youth club.
Current plans are for two buildings of 13 and 14 storeys on land bounded by Royal Mint Street, Mansell Street and Chamber Street.
Historically, the site has been used as a rail freight goods yard depot and most recently as a car park.
You may also want to watch:
Joint applicants ZBV (RMS) Ltd and Network Rail claim the land is currently a “visual blight” on the area and has a negative impact on the nearby tourist hotspots.
They argue the area’s excellent transport links and proximity to the City offer a real chance for employment opportunities and regeneration in a deprived area of Tower Hamlets.
- 1 Man stabbed outside West India Quay DLR station
- 2 Midfielder Ouss Cisse confirms Leyton Orient departure
- 3 Campaigners taking on town hall to keep Isle of Dogs youth club open
- 4 Transfer round-up: Leyton Orient bring in eight as departures find new clubs
- 5 Tyrese Omotoye impresses on O's trial as Ouss Cisse looks set to depart
- 6 Data reveals house price rises in Olympic boroughs since London 2012
- 7 Eggslut food truck to bring 'edible breakfast cloud' to Shoreditch
- 8 Guilty: Who was jailed across east London in July?
- 9 Campaigners oppose plans to change voting system for Tower Hamlets mayor
- 10 Tower Hamlets stages Covid jab festival
Councillors are likely to give their verdict on the application later this year.