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Horden Cherry Lee wins approval for 566-home Docklands tower

Horden Cherry Lee Architects has won planning permission for this 58-storey, residential tower in London’s Docklands housing 566 flats

The 218m-tall Newfoundland Tower, which has been dubbed ‘Diamond Tower’ due to the three-storey high steel diamond shapes covering the façade, is being hailed as the first residential building on the Canary Wharf Estate.

Designed for developer Canary Wharf Group, the 67,000m² scheme will be only slightly shorter than Cesar Pelli’s iconic 235m-tall One Canada Square.

The Group has confirmed it will give ‘equal access’ to Londoners and international buyers once the homes go on the market, in accordance with London Mayor Boris Johnson’s recently announced developer concordat (see AJ 11.03.14)

The ‘resolution to grant planning permission’ by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets’ Strategic Finance Committee paves the way for construction work to start this summer. T

Expected to complete in 2018, the skyscraper is to be built on the site of the Newfoundland car park, bordered by Bank Street and Westferry Road, and replaces a Patel Taylor designed scheme in 2008 which centred on a hotel and serviced apartments.

Half way up the tower there are plans for a health and leisure facility as well as swimming pools. According to the practice the scheme’s diamond structure ‘is not just an aesthetic feature but also improves privacy between apartments, with balconies and apartment façades being recessed and set within the external framework’.

Canary Wharf Group’s chairman George Iacobescu said: ‘[The estate] is a growing community and [this approval] means the Group will, for the first time, be able to offer residential space within the footprint of the Canary Wharf Estate. 

‘I am pleased to be a signatory to the Mayoral Concordat on new homes for Londoners - particularly at a time of high demand for residential property in London. The Newfoundland development, together with the plans recently submitted for land to the east of the existing Estate, enhances Canary Wharf’s reputation as one of Europe’s prime mixed-use destinations.’

Previous story (AJ 24.07.2013)

Horden Cherry Lee submits plans for Docklands residential tower

Horden Cherry Lee Architects has submitted plans for a 58-storey residential tower in London’s Docklands

The 218m-tall Newfoundland Tower, which has been dubbed ‘Diamond Tower’ due to the three-storey high steel diamond shapes covering the façade, will house 566 flats, a first floor restaurant, ground floor shops.

Half way up the tower there are plans for a health and leisure facility as well as swimming pools.

A new bridge will also be created to provide pedestrian access to the tower, which will provide 67,000m² of floorspace in total.

Designed for developer Canary Wharf Group, the skyscraper will only by slightly shorter than Cesar Pelli’s iconic 235m-tall One Canada Square.

It is to be built on the site of the Newfoundland car park, bordered by Bank Street and Westferry Road, and replaces a Patel Taylor designed scheme in 2008 which centred on a hotel and serviced apartments.

The plans follow hot on the heels of approval for Squire & Partners 239m-tall, 75-storey mixed-use City Pride tower, which would be the second-highest habitable building in the UK if built today.

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