Councillors have approved plans for a 48-storey student accommodation block on the Isle of Dogs, near Canary Wharf, London.
The block will be built using pods manufactured offsite – which will earn it the title of the world’s tallest residential modular building ever built.
The plans were submitted by developer Tide Construction.
Designed by EPR Architects, the student accommodation scheme at 30 Marsh Wall will house just over 1,000 studio apartments including four amenity levels and a roof garden.
EPR’s block will be built using prefabricated pods that will be transported to Marsh Wall and stacked on top of each other.
Tide used the same technique on a pair of 38 and 44-storey towers in Croydon which made headlines last year when they became the world’s tallest.
Tower Hamlets’ planning committee voted seven to one to approve the Canary Wharf block on Wednesday evening, backing a recommendation for approval given by the planning officer.
Other firms working on the project include modular contractor Vision Modular, landscape architect Spacehub Design, daylight consultants Avison Young, planning consultant Rolf Judd Planning and structural engineer Barrett Mahony Consulting Engineer.
Image: The scheme is pictured centre (Credit: EPR Architects)
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