We are bringing forward a residential-led, mixed-use scheme, which will provide:
- 189 homes, 40% of which will be affordable (by habitable rooms)
- Over 1,676m2 commercial space
- A high quality design arranged in a series of buildings from five to 15 storeys in height
- Car free scheme with a cycle space for each apartment
- Creation of good-quality residential amenity spaces together with an enhanced public realm
All flats will be generously sized, complying with and exceeding the relevant space standards. Every flat will have external private amenity space – those facing the railway will have winter gardens. The design of the buildings maximises the number of dual aspect units (flats which have windows facing in two different directions).
The commercial space will be a mix of large and smaller units which will enable a mix of uses across the development allowing for the spaces to flexibly adapt to the different operators and occupants. The occupied units will employ up to 200 people.
What we have changed since the Public Exhibition
We have changed the arrangement of the buildings – creating two main blocks with a larger area of landscaped public open space between them.
We have increased the height of the taller element (to 15 storeys) to maximise the level of affordable housing that we can provide.
Why the changes?
- Creates a larger area of public open space between the buildings.
- Enables us to deliver more affordable housing (40%).
- The public space now sits opposite and aligns with the library and the avenue of trees.
- The building arrangement results in a better relationship between apartments, maximising light and privacy.
- Provides a clear route through the park to the railway arches, which will be able to be opened up to the east and benefit from the footfall along Cambridge Heath Road
You can view all of the plans at Tower Hamlets Council’s planning website here.