The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has granted planning permission to Rockwell Property for a hotel-led development at 82 West India Dock Road in Westferry, East London.
Rockwell will deliver a 30-storey building on the site, which has been derelict for over a decade, at the gateway to Canary Wharf and next to Westferry DLR station. The development is expected to contribute £172m to the local economy through construction alone and will provide:
- A 400-key hotel including ground floor restaurant, café and bar.
- 66 new 1, 2 and 3-bed apartments of which 35% will be affordable for local families.
- Approximately 250 new jobs in the hospitality sector.
- Ground floor retail or community space, half an acre of gardens and 48 additional trees including the introduction of an urban arboretum, residents’ garden and over 220m of children’s play space.
Donal Mulryan, founder of Rockwell, said: “Our vision for 82 West India Dock Road will breathe new life into a neglected site that has been derelict for many years. This inspiring new building includes a hotel that will bring new jobs and business to the local area, in addition to much needed new homes for the local community.”