Isle of Dogs regeneration granted approval

22 April 2015, Blog

The tallest residential building in the UK has been given the final go ahead by London Mayor Boris Johnson. 

The 68-storey South Quay Plaza development was originally granted approval by Tower Hamlets Council in November 2014.  Boris Johnson’s decision not to call the scheme in for review has given Berkeley Homes the green light to start work on the 888 unit development. 

At 220m, South Quay Plaza will be far and away the tallest residential building in the United Kingdom.  It is anticipated that construction work will begin in 2016 and that this will take approximately five years to complete.

The scheme will deliver over one acre of new public space, allowing for improved pedestrian connectivity from the Dockside to Canary Wharf.  This new public realm will be lined with restaurants, shops and leisure facilities that Berkeley Homes claim will “create a vibrant and lively place that people will want to visit and enjoy.”

South Quay Plaza is the latest triumph for London based architect firm, Foster & Partners. Norman Foster’s company has recently been appointed to design an £8 billion transport system for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  

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