Make-designed residential-led tower at Meridian Gate on the Isle of Dogs was submitted for planning to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
The scheme, developed by Meridian Property Holdings and LBS Properties will see a creation of a high quality residential and mixed-use development consisting of approximately 400 one, two and three-bed apartments.
Around 70% of the site will be used for publically accessible gardens and a children’s playground, and a fraction of the new houses are expected to be affordable.
Frank Filskow, Make partner and the lead project architect commented on the announcement: “We are excited to be working on a scheme that we hope will bring new life to this up and coming area. We have worked hard on the slenderness of the tower to maximise the amount of open space that is being provided, and dedicating 70% 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 new development is located beside West India Docks and is part of the Marsh Wall East masterplan study area.
It follows the Tower Hamlets’ policy and the Mayor of London’s guidelines that have identified the site suitable for a 53-storey building.
The plans for Meridian Gate conform with the key targets of the wider plans for the redevelopment of Marsh Wall East to provide better permeability, more open space, better access to the waterfront and creation of job opportunities in construction.
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