Green light for Canary Wharf residential tower


Green light for Canary Wharf residential tower

Chinese developer Greenland Group has received planning permission from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to build a 67-storey residential tower, delivering 869 new homes in what will be the tallest residential tower in western Europe.


Hertsmore House will occupy a 0.53 hectare plot north east of Canary Wharf’s main cluster of buildings, on a site which previously housed a low-rise 1980’s development. A further 60 affordable homes connected to the scheme are to be provided in a new development in Limehouse.


Situated on West India Quay, the 241m tower has been designed by architect HOK in a clover-shaped footprint to maximise views for each of the one, two and three bedroom flats. Sitting on top of Crossrail running tunnels, the building’s façade will be fitted with vision glass and metal panel backed glass to give the illusion of it being fully glazed.


Greenland’s Senior Planning Manager, Setareh Neshati, said: “This is Greenland Group's most important job in Europe. As well as delivering 921 new homes for Londoners, including 156 affordable homes, our scheme will revitalise this part of Canary Wharf and create a new prosperous environment that the whole community can enjoy.”


The construction phase for the scheme will employ over 900 workers over the course of 55 months.