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26 Storey, Mostly Affordable Scheme Planned on Isle of Dogs

One Housing Group has submitted plans for a 26 storey tower on Byng Street on the Isle of Dogs, south of Canary Wharf. The proposal contains 149 homes, of which 66 will be private and the rest a mixture of affordable tenures.

The scheme replaces an existing low rise estate of 25 homes, and consists of replacement low rise homes in addition to the new tower block. HTA Design is behind the designs, which utilise a softer cream palette than most of the surrounding towers.

The low rise element of the scheme largely fronts onto Byng Street, where to its rear in addition to the proposed tower from this scheme is one of the Alpha Square towers reaching slightly higher than the one proposed here.

Immediately to the north of the main tower is a development site where a scoping opinion has just been submitted by Ballymore for a significantly taller tower and 400 residential units.

South of the site is extensive social housing estates, which are subject to vague long term plans for gradual redevelopment to increase density. If the plans follow the precedent set by this proposal, there will be a significant uplift in social housing in addition to market homes.

Written by Sean Spurr

Sean is lead residential researcher at Apartology. He also runs a bookshop.

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