Marsh Wall hotel application back before council

By Simon Hayes on June 9, 2010 3:49 PM |

marshhotel.jpgAn application to build a 305-room boutique hotel in Marsh Wall has been resubmitted just months after it was refused by Tower Hamlets Council.

The application, by Marsh Wall Chelsea LLP, originally went before the council's strategic development committee last year, but was rejected over concerns about its size.

That proposal was for a 39-storey block, but the committee cited concerns over its height, a lack of coach parking and inappropriate Section 106 contributions to highways, but developers believe they have overcome the issues by lopping off the top storey and reconfiguring the design.

If approved the existing five-storey building on the site, which houses businesses such as employment agency Office Angels, will be demolished.

2 Comments

Glaucia said:

As Canary Wharf residents we welcome high quality and luxurious developments in this part of London.

D_A said:

As a Canary Wharf resident and more importantly a Marsh Wall resident, I welcome high quality. Although I also expect any new development to be sensitive to its surroundings. This development may well be "high quality", but it is most definitely not sensitively scaled...

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