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Socially Aware Shoreditch Tower Dumped

After much wrangling the plans for Mildmay Urban Village in East London have been dropped.

The scheme designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley consisted of a number of residential blocks including a landmark tower that would have overlooked Austin Street in Shoreditch.

Rising to 70 metres tall, it would have been clad in copper alloy panels and aluminum louvers plus glass fins. Lower-rise blocks were designed to have more sympathetic facade treatments to neighbouring buildings with materials such as brick employed.

The project has been withdrawn for unspecified reasons after much consultation between the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council who rejected the scheme almost a year ago citing a whole range of issues and Mildmay Urban Village Partners.

This is a vehicle set up to represent the different organizations involved in the development - the Genesis Housing Group, Crisis UK, Mildmay Mission Hospital, Shoreditch Tabernacle Baptist Church and English Partnerships.

What happens to the site now is anyone's guess although the partners in the proposal are looking at bringing forwards an alternative project in whatever form that may be that stays true to their original socially aware aims whilst avoiding the problems that the previous design, now dead in the water, faced.

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