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Squire and Partners appointed to rework Columbus Tower

Squire and Partners has been selected to ‘design review’ the 63-storey Columbus Tower project in London’s Docklands

The practice has been chosen as an ‘independent party’ to review the current Mark Weintraub-designed scheme which won planning permission in October 2009.

The consented 237m-tall skyscraper scheme features a 192-room hotel and 70 apartments and would replace Hertsmere House at West India Quay.

Squire and Partners will look into potential improvements to the scheme and ‘suggest a way forward’.

Nick Lee of developer Commercial Estates Group (CEG) said: ‘Columbus Tower is a good solution for the site, but we want to explore whether or not it can be improved. 

‘The economy has been through some major upheavals recently, so it’s a good time to re-evaluate.  We need to ensure that the final building is the right one for the site as it will be with us for generations.’ 

Michael Squire of Squire and Partners added:  ‘This is the most significant site in Docklands outside the Canary Wharf Estate.  Squire and Partners’ involvement in the original West India Quay masterplan makes this a scheme which is very close to our hearts.’

Mark Weintraub said he was ‘disappointed’ to have lost the ‘high-profile’ job but added: ‘We fully understand the clients reasoning and remain at their disposal.’

A CEG spokesperson added: ‘Although [we] greatly value the contribution Mark Weintraub made to the project, [we] wanted to make sure the review was independent of the current scheme.’

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