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Glenn Howells Minoco Wharf proposals approved

[First look] Glenn Howells Architects (GHA) proposals for Minoco Wharf - a giant mixed-use development in East London’s Royal Docks - have been rubberstamped

The 38-acre Thames-side scheme for Ballymore, which replaced a lower-density scheme drawn up by 3DReid (see below), will create 3,385 homes and features terraced houses, a healthcare centre, shops, offices and 16-storey residential towers

According to the practice the proposal was ‘inspired by the success of London’s Great Estates with their uncomplicated typologies of streets and squares’ and will boast a ‘rich and subtly diverse tapestry within the urban realm’.

Future timescales are not yet known.

Previous story (AJ 31.05.11)

Reworked Minoco Wharf proposals revealed

[First look] These are the first images of Glenn Howells Architects (GHA) proposals for Minoco Wharf - a giant mixed-use development in East London’s Royal Docks

The scheme replaces previously consented plans drawn up by 3DReid (see below) and features significantly more homes with the number of proposed residential units up from 2,600 to 3,400 in GHA’s reworked masterplan.

Backed by developer Ballymore Group, the 41-acre riverside project in the Royal Dockʼs Enterprise Zone has been hailed as a development on an ‘unprecedented scale’.

A spokesman for GHA said: ‘The Minoco Wharf development will lead to the creation of a new high street off North Woolwich Road consisting of 26 plots, each with their own landscape squares, ranging from terraces of houses to 20-storey residential towers situated along the 1.5 km stretch of the river Thames.’

Previous story (AJ 18.07.08)

3DReid wins planning for vast East London waterside scheme

3DReid has won the green light for its huge 248,000m², 2,600 home Minoco Wharf mixed-use development in the heart of East London’s Royal Docks.

Awarded outline planning consent by Newham Council and the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation, the waterside scheme falls within the Greater London Authority’s City East Initiative and the London Plan close to Silvertown Quays.

The project has been drawn up for developer Clearstorm – a subsidiary of Ballymore – and centres around ‘the first new lock and marina to be constructed on the Thames for 50 years’.

There are also plans for new shops, restaurants, cafés, offices, workshops, an indoor sports hall, a creche, a health centre and a yacht club.

Work is expected to start on site within 12 months.

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