Chalegrove submits plans for 75-storey mixed-use tower in UK

6 January 2013 (Last Updated January 6th, 2013 18:30)

Chalegrove Properties has submitted a planning application to Tower Hamlets Council in the UK for a 75-storey mixed-use tower on the site of the City Pride pub in the Docklands area of East London.

Chalegrove Properties has submitted a planning application to Tower Hamlets Council in the UK for a 75-storey mixed-use tower on the site of the City Pride pub in the Docklands area of east London.

Designed by the UK-based architectural firm Squire and Partners, the 239m-high residential skyscraper will replace an earlier 63-storey proposal by Foster and Partners for the Westferry Road site.

Upon completion, the 239m tower will feature approximately 864 residential units and 84 serviced apartments, and is expected to be the second tallest building in the UK.

If approved, the tower will be 4m taller than the Canary Wharf’s One Canada Square, but will be 70m smaller than the £450m, 310m Shard tower in London.

The tower will also feature amenity floors, a roof terrace, basement car parking and cycle storage space.

Apart from the 75-storey tower, Chalegrove has also submitted a planning application for 173 residential units on 443-451 Westferry Road, opposite to the tower development site.

The application involves construction of various smaller blocks ranging from three to five storeys, rooftop pavilions, underground parking, open space and associated community buildings.

UK-based GVA Grimley is acting as planning consultant on both schemes.

In October 2012, Tower Hamlets Council approved developer Ashbourne Beech’s planning application for the £600m Crossharbour District Centre on the Isle of Dogs in east London.