Planning awarded for Leamouth peninsula residential tower
Published: 13 April, 2011
LONDON: A landmark 19-storey tower designed by Glenn Howells Architects has been awarded planning permission, on behalf of client Ballymore.
The building contains 162 mixed-tenure apartments with a large public gallery space and supporting ground floor retail/ commercial units. Conceptualised as a trademark building for the entire 185,000m2 site, the building will include four communal-space viewing platforms or “sky gardens” that take advantage of the surrounding London skyline.
An “island” site due to its location in the bow of the River Lea, the vision for the overall Leamouth development is to create a peninsula community with a focus on the arts, citing creative venues to be developed for the residents and wider community. This correlates with the east London borough’s ambition that individuals from the creative industries inhabit the building.
The new building will sit within the wider Skidmore Owings & Merrill masterplan in east London. The project is anticipated to start on site winter 2011 and complete in 2014.