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Old June 9th, 2015, 07:52 PM   #1
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Blackwall Yard | Blackwall | 98m | 29-11 fl | Cancelled

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IMG_5277.jpg by Luke, on Flickr

What are they building at the lower left hand corner of my shot above ?
I didn't know either so did a search. It's Reuters' Blackwall Yard residential development which was granted planning in 2005, designed by Squire and Partners.

Tower Hamlets ref: PA/03/01515.
"Redevelopment to provide six buildings of 11 to 29 storeys comprising 708 residential units (C3) and leisure (D2), non-residential institution (D1), business (B1a) and retail (A1,A2,A3) uses, new open space, access arrangements and car parking and works to listed dock structure."

Reuters Blackwall Yard resi-development by Martin Oh, on Flickr

This one's really come in under the radar seemingly without any notice or announcement, at least not that I can find! Looks to be pretty decent and will add to the growing cluster at Blackwall.
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Old June 9th, 2015, 08:53 PM   #2
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There was a discussion about this before in another thread where the consensus was that this wasn't going ahead, and the construction wasn't for the tower but something else.

Checking EGI - LRR's database the last update on the resi scheme said the planning had lapsed, that update was provided on 07/06/2012.
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The site is to be a 5 storey 'external utility building' (substation) to compliment the Reuters data centre.

Application: PA/13/01861
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Old June 9th, 2015, 09:23 PM   #4
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The one good thing here is that what is being built isn't on the same part of the site as the tower proposal, so there's nothing stopping another application eventually going in for a tower, on what currently is just wasteland next to the river.
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Well that was somewhat short-lived. Anyway thanks all for putting things straight.
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Old June 10th, 2015, 11:25 AM   #6
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It was a strange project. One of Brookfield/Muliplex first UK projects but came to nothing. It’s an obvious site for a big (and lucrative) development but it never materialised. No real loss though as it was rather bland and the remaining site could do much better.
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From what I recall Reuters didn't want to lost their car park and any development here can't structurally support a large enough basement car park.
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Old June 10th, 2015, 08:55 PM   #8
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From what I recall Reuters didn't want to lost their car park and any development here can't structurally support a large enough basement car park.
So they should have built a multi-story. The data centre can't have a very long shelf life. In 20-30 years time it will probably make way for more highrise resi, and the multi-story could come down then at the same time. Considering the number of cars parked in the street in that photo above, and my own anecdotal evidence that there is massive demand for car parking in London new builds (Devs never provide enough car parking for residents these days), I think a multistory would do quite well here.
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