Limehouse scheme snapped up by Canary Wharf

By Rob Virtue on February 12, 2013 5:49 PM |

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Canary Wharf Group has bought a former office block near the Limehouse Cut which already has permission for an 11-storey residential building.

Property firm Telereal Trillium sold the structure, a '30s employment exchange formerly owned by the Department for Work and Pensions, for an undisclosed fee.

The firm got planning consent for a 56 apartment development to be built on the site in Burdett Road in 2011.

The proposal also includes commercial space at ground floor level.

A Telereal Trillium spokesman said: "Having remained vacant since 2006, we are pleased that the site may now be brought back into use, providing housing and local employment, and will once again make a positive contribution to the Limehouse community."

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