Plans submitted for 52-storey Isle of Dogs skyscraper

by Sion Geschwindt
Plans submitted for 52-storey Isle of Dogs skyscraper

Make Architects has submitted plans for a 52-storey mixed-use skyscraper located on the Isle of Dogs peninsula in London.

One East Point will contain 457 homes – 35% affordable – as well as an ‘animated ground plane’ with space for shops, cafés, a youth centre and a health centre.

The skyscraper is proposed for 4 and 5 Harbour Exchange, a site fronting Millwall Inner Dock just south of Canary Wharf’s South Dock.

A five-storey office building on the site would be demolished to make way for the new scheme.

The proposed tower would stand near Amory Tower, a 53-storey residential building completed by Make in 2020, as well as 225 Marsh Wall, a 48-storey tower residential tower also designed by Make which is currently under construction.

Simon Robins, Make partner, said: “One East Point replaces an under-utilised office building with a 52-storey stepped, orthogonal tower that will provide 457 new homes including 119 affordable homes.

“The proposal reduces the footprint of the existing building so that over 60% of the site is returned to public use with new public gardens, a landscaped ‘underline’ beneath the DLR, and a Dockside square.

“The residential homes are supported by a mixed-use podium with a series of publicly accessible terraces. The podium will include creative industry studios, gallery spaces, healthcare facilities, retail and restaurants and a 1,400m² multi-use youth centre.

“The building’s stepping form includes two escape stairs, maximises dual-aspect homes, and provides three shared roof terraces with amenity facilities for the residents.”

Image: An artist’s impression of the One East Point (credit: Make)


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