Results tagged “Westferry Road”

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The building at which a man died on Wednesday morning was investigated by council staff recently after concerns were raised about safety.

Man dies at Isle of Dogs construction site

By Rob Virtue on December 3, 2014 12:01 PM |

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A man has died on Westferry Road following reports of a wall collapsing at a building site.

Police said the man, believed to be in his 30s, died at the scene of the incident at around 9am on Wednesday morning.

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A burst water main has caused a major flood in Westferry Road, leading to traffic disruption on the Isle of Dogs.

Hundreds of households have been without water for much of the day while workers from Thames Water attempt to fix the leak.

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A controversial application to build a 75-storey skyscraper on the site of the former City Pride pub has been given the green light - despite being rejected by Tower Hamlets councillors last month.

The scheme, by developers Chalegrove Properties Limited, will see private housing focussed on the north of the island, with the social housing shunted to a separate scheme.

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The 75-storey City Pride development has been given the nod by Tower Hamlets planning committee.

Councillors met yesterday, Thursday, for a final discussion about the Westferry Road scheme which was rejected on height and density grounds last month.