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Mid-rise Filler Planned In Wapping

Ensign Court is a new mid-rise tower planned for a site to the north east of St Katherine's Docks and adjacent to the London Dock redevelopment.

The part 8, part 16 floor building is penned by Maccreanor Lavington for London and Quadrant, the designs are typical of those the architect produces drawing on their grid-like aesthetic most recently seen at Saxon Court in Kings Cross. Here the proposal will be clad with reconsituted stone, with residents able to enjoy full height windows with juliet balconies, plus further recessed balcony areas.

The architect has tried to design the building to appear slender, despite the relative lack of height that the project displays. As a result the tower part of the project has been drawn up to be at least twice the height of the neighboring building.

The perimeter of the building extends as far as the site boundaries permit it although at ground level the building is recessed to expand the pavement space and the first floor cantilevers out over it. As such there is no significant landscaping at ground level, although residents will have access to both the communal court yard on the first floor, and the roof terrace on the top of the building. Within it contains 73 homes, and rises to a height of almost 53 metres over its 16 floors.

Although a planning application was originally filed with Tower Hamlets council in December 2013, a decision on whether to approve it has yet to be made.

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