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Application submitted for £500m mixed-use development in the Docklands

A planning application has been submitted by Regal London for a mixed-use development at Orchard Wharf in the Docklands, E14 that includes a Wharf on the Thames.

Regal London plans to bring back into use a site which has been vacant for nearly 30 years and turn it into a mixed-use development comprising over 8,200 sqm of warehouse space and offices, as well as 135 sqm of flexible commercial space. In doing so it will reactivate the vacant safeguarded wharf into a first of its kind last-mile logistics port comprising new river infrastructure.

Steve Harrington, Planning Director at Regal London, said: “We are immensely proud of the pioneering proposal we have submitted for Orchard Wharf, which would see a vacant site restored to its former glory, full of life and movement. A lot of consideration has gone into this submission and the result is a plan that would unlock the full potential of this area, delivering a mixed-use site that exemplifies Regal London’s commitment to creating some of London’s best places in which to live, work and play.”

The scheme would deliver 826 new homes across six buildings in a range of housing tenures and a total of 6,750 sqm of new public realm and open space is included.

The site is connected to Canning Town and East India stations, giving access to Central London and Canary Wharf and includes the incoming Crossrail line.

Marcus Adams, Managing Partner at JTP Architects, said: “Orchard Wharf is a unique mix of maritime industrial use and waterfront living, completing the regeneration of Leamouth Peninsula and re-establishing Orchard Place to create new public realm that improves accessibility to East India Dock Basin. The proposed horizontal mix of last mile logistics served from the River Thames with residential buildings above is a first of a kind, removing haulage vehicles from London’s roads and providing much needed high quality multi-tenure homes.”

Regal London is working with JTP as the lead architect on the site.

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