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Make submits Isle of Dogs tower

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Make has submitted plans for a 53-storey mixed-use tower on the Isle of Dogs, east London

The AJ100 Practice of the Year winner’s tower at Meridian Gate will contain 400 one, two and three-bedroom flats along with flexible office space.

The scheme also includes new public realm at the base of the tower with cafés, public gardens, and a children’s play area.

Frank Filskow, lead project architect said: ‘We have worked hard on the slenderness of the tower to maximise the amount of open space that is being provided, and dedicating 70 per cent of the site to open space is a real benefit for both the existing community and the new residents of this highly sustainable mixed-use tower.

‘The apartments benefit from the combination of balconies, winter gardens and terraces, providing private external space and excellent views of the capital. The building’s simple ‘pencil’-shaped form has been refined to create an elegant, slender silhouette on the skyline.

‘The simple, but striking, form is articulated with a tapestry of external ‘fins’ that provides shading from solar gain and embellishes the building with a texture inspired by the historic dockland location and generated using images taken from the reflections in the water.’

The site sits within the Marsh Wall area which has been identified as suitable for tall buildings. According to the scheme’s backer Meridian Property Holdings, the skyscraper will establish ‘an intermediate scale between the taller Canary Wharf cluster to the north and other tall buildings to the south.’

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The 281-apartment proposal is next door to the Terry Farrell-designed Skylines Village development which failed to win planning permission in January 2011.

Make’s scheme, which is currently being marketed by Savills, is part of a Tower Hamlets Council-backed masterplan for the Marsh Wall area of the Isle of Dogs.

The masterplan is expected to include both residential and mixed-use development.

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  • J C Muirhead

    Is it just me or does the early, lower proposal presents something so much more animated that the latest, bland tower now being offered. Developers in London seem to have become obsessed with shiny extrusions

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