Ashbourne Beech Property has submitted both an Environmental Scoping Report and started consultation on plans to redevelop the Asda store on the Isle of Dogs. The scheme, known as Crossharbour District Centre, will see a new supermarket provided, alongside around 2000 residential units.
In addition, there will be a significant amount of additional retail space, as well as community and arts space, and a new 3-from school and nursery. The new supermarket will be located on the eastern side of the site, along with the arts space and to the north of them the school. A new public square will be provided in the centre of the site.
Local residents fearing the temporary loss of the only large supermarket in the area can rest assured that the phasing plan means that the existing Asda along with some of the parking will be kept open until a replacement store is built.
The residential component will be include towers up to 33 storeys, with the two tallest buildings located towards the West of the site near the DLR tracks. The development will gradually step down as it heads eastwards towards existing communities.
Permission already exists for the redevelopment of the site, but the latest plans significantly increase the residential units and community benefits on offer compared with the existing consent.