Go-ahead for two new towers at Canary Wharf (UK)

Tower Hamlets Development Committee has resolved to grant planning permission for Canary Wharf’s 3m sq ft Riverside South development.

Designed by the Richard Rogers Partnership, the development will comprise two office towers, one 28-storey block to the north of the site and another 34-storey building to the south. The two towers will be linked by a lower, three-floor building.

The south tower will be the second-tallest on the estate, second only to One Canada Square. Canary Wharf will seek a significant pre-let before construction begins.

The scheme will also provide some retail space, with shops and restaurants along the entire riverside frontage at lower ground level, opening onto a public walkway. This will become the longest length of riverside retail and leisure facilities anywhere in London.

Canary Wharf Chief Executive, George Iacobescu, commented: “This landmark decision marks the beginning of the next generation of buildings for Canary Wharf and we are looking forward to continuing our work with Lord Rogers and his team in developing these towers at this stunning riverside location. We also appreciate the huge efforts of both the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Canary Wharf teams over the last 18 months to achieve this result.”

The consent is subject to the approval of the Mayor of London and the Government Office for London.

A separate planning application for two towers of 44 and 38 storeys at nearby North Quay has yet to be determined.

Source: Freeman

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