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Howells, mae and Serie celebrate huge East London approval

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Newham Council has approved the second phase of the massive Royal Wharf development in east London featuring schemes by Glenn Howells Architects, mae, Serie Architects and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

The latest stage of the 40-acre riverside project in the Royal Docks will add 1,300 flats to the 800 homes already consented in phase one.

Backed by Ballymore and Oxley International Holdings, the scheme formerly known as Minoco Wharf has been masterplanned by Glenn Howells and will eventually create 3,385 homes and features terraced houses, a healthcare centre, shops, offices and a number of residential towers.

Among them is a competition-winning, 14-storey building, earmarked for plot 12, featuring ground floor restaurants and 110 apartments designed by mae.

This week’s reserved matters approval also includes a 11 storey, 120 apartment building - known as Sienna House - drawn up by Serie Architects. The London-based practice landed the job following an invited design contest.

Serie Architects' proposed 11-storey tower at Royal Whahf which was approved in October 2014

Serie Architects’ proposed 11-storey tower at Royal Wharf which was approved in October 2014

Glenn Howells, director of Glenn Howells Architects said: ‘This is one of the largest and most complex developments in London that will
take shape over the next couple of years. The latest phase has been designed to provide striking buildings integrated with high quality landscape, the idea here being to create a landmark place rather than just landmark buildings.’

Completion of phase two is expected in 2017.

Previous story (AJ 09.03.12)

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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