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Broadway Malyan tower over the Thames approved

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A 16-storey tower is to be built over the River Thames after councillors approved a 151-home Broadway Malyan scheme

Dartford Council’s Development Control Board gave the green light to the practice’s mixed-use proposal, which will involve construction of a 190m-wide pier on the Thames foreshore.

The scheme for housebuilder Crest Nicholson, which will form the final phase of the Ingress Park development in Kent, will also include 20 family houses.

It will provide more than 800m² of food and drink outlets, a riverside walk and public realm area, and a training centre for the Cambrian Sea Scouts.

The pier will replace a jetty on the site that was built to service a large paper mill but has since been removed.

Broadway Malyan said the tower ‘curves along its frontage with the River Thames to maximise views and sunlight for the apartments’.

Project leader at the practice John Dodson added: ‘The design has had to overcome a range of technical and regulatory challenges, so we are delighted to be able to now move ahead with an exciting and unique project that is actively building new residential accommodation over the River Thames, as opposed to along its banks.

‘This final phase of Ingress Park will create a really vibrant residential hub on London’s doorstep, with the benefit of being situated within the unique river landscape of Black Duck Marsh and the Ebbsfleet peninsula.

Work is scheduled to start on site this summer.

Project data

Client Crest Nicholson Eastern
Planning authority Dartford Borough Council
Architect Broadway Malyan
Landscape architect Broadway Malyan
Planning consultant Barton Willmore
Drainage engineer Blythe + Blythe
Marine engineer Haydn Evans Consulting
Structural engineer Robert Wynter and Partners
M&E WERM
Project manager Crest Nicholson Eastern
Start on site  June 2018
Completion October 2021
Estimated contract value Pier development £7m, sSuperstructure, landscaping and riverside walk £30m

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