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Glenn Howells reveals Canary Wharf twin-tower scheme

Glenn Howells Architects has submitted plans for these for twin residential towers at Arrowhead Quay, south of Canary Wharf in London’s Docklands

The two ‘slim’ skyscrapers, which are 183m and 170m high will house 792 flats, as well as shops, cafes and a gymnasium.

Drawn up for developer the Ballymore Group, the scheme replaces previous proposals for the Isle of Dogs plot by SOM which won planning in 2001.

The architect’s view

Part of the Millennium Quarter Masterplan, the currently unoccupied site area is approximately 0.55 hectares. Glenn Howells Architects’ design comprises two slim towers connected at first floor level by commercial units. The towers, 183 metres and 170 metres in height translating into 55 and 50 storeys respectively, step down in height away from the central Canary Wharf commercial area, reflecting a gradual fall in building height and Arrowhead Quay’s location in the ‘foothills’ of Canary Wharf.

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