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Rolfe Judd wins planning for Millharbour tower

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Rolfe Judd has won planning for a new mixed-use scheme at Millharbour in the Docklands

The scheme, which was given the go-ahead by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, includes 901 homes across seven towers ranging in height from eight to 42 storeys.

The mixture of one, two, three and four bedroom apartments will sit alongside shops, leisure facilities, and a community space.

The centrepiece of the project is a 42 storey tower which according to the practice ‘acts as a marker for the north-south route and creates a front door to the remainder of the development’.

The tower is broken up into eight storey segments which are ‘inspired by the organic structure of a wheat stalk’.

The development links to two new public spaces, including a civic square.

The project for GDL Millharbour forms part of the Dockland’s Millharbour Village scheme which also includes projects by Studio Egret West and Hawkins\Brown.

Studio Egret West took over on the masterplanning of the East London site, which had previously been earmarked for schemes by SOM and Foster + Partner.

Rolfe Judd is also working on another tower scheme nearby at 54 Marsh Wall which is yet to be submitted for planning.

Project data

Location 2 Millharbour, Docklands, East London
Type of project mixed-use
Client GDL(Millharbour)
Project manager Galliard Homes
Architect Rolfe Judd Architecture
Landscape architect Fabrik
Planning consultant Tibbalds
Services consultant Hoare Lea
Environmental consultant BWB Consulting
Transport consultant TPP
Public affairs Snapdragon Consulting

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