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Plans in: 27 Storey Tower, 491 Homes in Bromley-by-Bow

A 27-storey tower will crown a development of 491 new homes in Bromley-by-Bow if plans submitted by PLOT are approved. The development will replace long-derelict buildings alongside the Blackwall Tunnell Northern Approach, just south of the Tesco.

The site forms part of a wider masterplan for the area that will also seen the Tesco and a TRAD scaffolding site redeveloped to provide new housing.

The homes are proposed to be for the build-to-rent market, meaning that rather than being sold to individual private investors and owner occupiers, they will be run by an institutional investor who will provide a centralised on-site management for tenants as well as communal facilities.

Five buildings, joined together in two podiums, are proposed with the tallest rising to 27 and 17 storeys, with the others at 9 and 10 storeys.

Danescroft Land are managing the development on behalf of PLOT, while Assael are being the designs and GL Hearn handling planning.

In addition to homes, a small supermarket, other retail floorspace as well as workspace is proposed for the scheme.

29 of the new homes will be studios, 191 one-bedroom apartments, 239 two-bedders ideal for couples or shares, and 32 family-sized three bed units.

Written by Sean Spurr

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

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