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Studio RHE gets go-ahead for East India Dock second phase

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Tower Hamlets Council has approved plans by north-London based Studio RHE for phase 2 of a scheme in East India Dock, east London 

Plans for the scheme in Clove Crescent include refurbishing the 25-year-old Capstan House to provide office space and a central atrium, as well as new public realm.

It is the second phase of a development called Republic in East India Dock, backed by Trilogy Property and LaSalle Investment Management, which is expected to complete by 2022 and will provide a total 6,0387m² of workspace. 

The first phase of the development, also designed by Studio RHE, involded refurbishing Anchorage House and is expected to complete this autumn. 

Richard Hywel Evans, director of Studio RHE, said: ‘Republic is looking to redefine the entire campus as a ”workplace of the future”. The new building and public realm goes a long way to proving the concept is quickly becoming a reality.’

The second phase is expected to start on site in September, with a completion date scheduled for December 2018. 

Proposed ground floor plan

Proposed ground floor plan

Source: Studio RHE

Proposed ground floor plan

Project data 

Location 2 Clove Crescent, Poplar, London E14
Type of project Office
Client Trilogy Property
Architect Studio RHE
Landscape architect Remapp Landscape Architects
Planning consultant Savills
Structural engineer Heyne, Tillett, Steel
M&E consultant Watkins Payne
Quantity surveyor Quartz Project Services
Planning supervisor Studio RHE
Main contractor Galliford Try
Funding LaSalle
Tender date March 2017
Start on site date September 2017
Completion date December 2018
Contract duration 16 months
Gross internal floor area 19,450m²
Form of contract JCT Design and Build
Total cost £25 million





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