By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

NRAP’s West Ham mosque recommended for refusal

NRAP Architects’ 9,500-capacity mosque project in West Ham, east London has been recommended for refusal by planning officers

The high-profile Riverine Centre project features a 29,000m² mosque alongside a library, visitors’ centre, eight apartments and a sports pavilion.

In a statement, local authority Newham Council said the scheme failed to satisfy planning policies which advocated a ‘mix of residential, employment and community uses’ for the former Chemical works site.

A Newham Council spokesperson said: ‘Our planning policies promote the development of the Abbey Mills site for a mix of residential, employment and community uses, to help create a new local centre near West Ham station and regenerate the area. It is not considered this application is consistent with these policies.’

They added: ‘There are also concerns about the size of the proposed buildings and impact on parking and traffic in the local area.’

Cambridge-based NRAP replaced Allies and Morrison on the scheme in November 2011. A 2006 landmark vision for the project by Mangera Yvars fell by the wayside in 2007 when Allies and Morrison took over as architect on the job.

The project is set to be considered at Newham Council’s Strategic Development Committee on Wednesday (5 December).

 

Subscribe to AJ for £3 per week

Subscribe today and receive 47 issues of the magazine, 12 issues of AJ Specification and full access to TheAJ.co.uk and the AJ Buildings Library

Are you a student?

Students can subscribe to the AJ for £8 per month or £1.60 per week! Click here to start receiving the most recommended magazine for architecture students

 

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

Related Jobs

Sign in to see the latest jobs relevant to you!

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters