New Union Wharf gets green light

By Rob Virtue on January 19, 2013 9:15 AM |

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Construction of a 400 home development on the east of the Isle of Dogs will start this summer after it received approval from the Greater London Assembly.

New Union Wharf got the green light from Tower Hamlets Council last month and passed its final hurdle last week.

East Thames Housing Group is now about to appoint a team to carry out the project with building work due to begin in a few months.

The scheme is a mixture of social rented, shared ownership and private sale, with the homes up to four bedrooms.

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The development replaces the 189 unit Stewart Street housing block, built in the '70s.

Geoff Pearce, East Thames director of development and property, said: "New Union Wharf is the first major estate where residents have chosen between full-scale regeneration or refurbishment to their homes.

"Since the residents made that decision, we've worked really closely with them to design the new homes, and I truly believe that their input has made a massive, positive difference to the quality of the scheme.

"The homes will not only provide a better quality of life for the existing residents, but will also offer a great new environment with housing opportunities for the local community."

The development was designed by architects Jestico and Whiles.

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