SQP 1-3+ The Consented Scheme
The consented scheme will deliver 888 new homes, including 188 affordable units, as well as retail and leisure space across two buildings of 68 and 36 storeys. Over 1.6 acres of new public realm will be delivered, helping to activate the dockside and bring vibrancy to the site.
Foster + Partners and the rest of the development team worked hard to design a scheme that provides as much publicly accessible open space as possible. SQP1 – 3+ consists of two residential towers that are slender in form, which frees up over 1.6 acres of high quality public realm.
Full planning permission was granted for a 68 and 36 storey building in March 2015. It includes the delivery of an affordable crèche in the smaller SQP2 building to the south of the site. A new north-south pedestrian route along the west of the site through the Pocket park was also included to maximise pedestrian connectivity from Marsh Wall.
The Key Benefits of the Scheme include:
- The delivery of approximately 888 new homes including a number of new affordable homes.
- The delivery of a range of apartment sizes to meet the varied housing needs of the area.
- The delivery of over 1.6 acres of new public open space, including children's play space.
- The delivery of a new crèche for use by both residents and the surrounding community
- Improved pedestrian connectivity through the site from Marsh Wall to the dockside and Canary Wharf to the north.
- New shops, restaurants and leisure facilities on the ground floor that will create a vibrant and lively place that people will want to visit and enjoy.
Tower Hamlets has an aspiration to deliver a new pedestrian footbridge across South Dock to Canary Wharf. Berkeley has therefore agreed to safeguard land on the northern edge of the site to ensure that there is a "landing point" for this bridge when it comes forward. An image showing the three potential landing points is available here. Berkeley has also committed to working with the Canals and Rivers Trust, the Canary Wharf Group, Tower Hamlets and other interested stakeholders to help make the aspiration for a new bridge a reality.