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26 storey tower in Leamouth Peninsula
This has already been mentioned onthe forums before but heres some uptodat news on the site-
DERELICT LAND GETS NEW LEASE OF LIFE Jul 13 2006
Ambitious plans will transform former food factory site
By Kay Harrison
A VIBRANT urban island could rise east of Canary Wharf under plans targeted on a derelict margarine factory site.
The ambitious proposals for Leamouth Peninsula include building 2,000 homes reaching 26 storeys high, offices, shops and a bridge crossing the River Lea.
The plans, from developer Ballymore, aim to create a waterfront community and "transform under-utilised land at the gateway to the Lower Lea Valley into a stunning and unique place which has a strong identity and sense of place".
The derelict land was formerly occupied by Pura Foods, who relocated in 2005.
The proposed pedestrian and cycle bridge would connect the isolated area to Canning Town, linking Tower Hamlets to Newham.
A previous application was refused last year, but the revised plans now include provisions for a primary school and nursery to cater for children living i
in the development and increased open spaces and courtyards.
The outline planning application also includes cafes, restaurants, community facilities and a gallery and exhibition space.
Flats would range in size from studio apartments to five bedroom homes, and would serve the needs of the growing population around Canary Wharf and the Docklands.
The scheme would also make an important contribution to the regeneration of Canning Town.
The neglected river edge would be landscaped, creating a buzzing wildlife habitat and promenade attraction. It is hoped the area would attract a creative working community - complementing nearby Trinity Buoy Wharf.
Union and Castle Wharf - the land to the south of the Pura Foods site, also owned by Ballymore - would be transformed into a mixed use development, acting as a gateway to Trinity Buoy Wharf.
Developers believe the proposed scheme could make a major contribution to the regeneration of the Lower Lea Valley.
The new plans are being submitted to the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation (LTGDC).
If approved, the first phase of construction could be completed by 2010.
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