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New Union Wharf Wins Thumbs Up

New Union Wharf, a redevelopment of the estate on the Isle of Dogs in London's Docklands, has been approved by Tower Hamlets.

The project has been designed by Jestico + Whiles for the East Thames Housing Group who plan to demolish 189 existing homes and construct 400 new residential units that will be a mixture of private, mixed ownership, and social housing that includes space for the existing residents in the form of 73 replacement rented homes. The nearby Kelson House will be retained and continue to dominate over the local area.

The basic design is set around four principles. The first is to set three rough blocks and create routes between them that run from Stewart Street to the Thames Path. The blocks are then split up to allow the creation of internal spaces, of which three will be public and two private, and enable views of the River Thames.

Buildings are then massed with varying heights, and orientated to allow the maximum amount of sunlight on to the estate during daytime with the streets connected to the Thames Path creating the opportunity for other intimate spaces. It's along the footpath that the tallest buildings, including two towers of 14-storeys will be built.

So residents of the estate can move into new homes on the estate from their old ones seamlessly, construction of the scheme is expected to take anything from eight to ten years and work in phases.

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New Union Wharf, London
New Union Wharf, London