An Environmental Impact Assessment scoping application has been submitted for a 490 unit scheme fronting the Limehouse Cut. The proposals call for buildings up to 13 storeys to be build, alongside 4,560 sqm retail and commercial space.
As the development is just at scoping stage there’s no renders of the future buildings. The site extends from Thomas Road to the Limehouse Cut, being bound on one side by Ursula Gould Way and to the West by GOF Cash & Carry. The current industrial estate contains a Plumbase and Plumb Centre alongside other traditional industrial unit companies.
The developer is Hermes Investment Management, who have instructed WSP Group to draw up the EIA documents for the 1.2 hectare site. The commercial space size and use classes, which include B8 (Storage) and B1 (business, including both offices and light industrial), suggest that some light industrial units might be provided on the site after redevelopment, which should help the application pass over loss of employment objections.
Photo of existing site credit: Apple Maps.