Leamouth South Gains Planning Permission


Rolfe Judd Planning has secured planning permission and listed building consent for the redevelopment of a key regeneration site fronting onto both the River Thames and River Lea, in the Docklands area of East London.

The scheme, designed by Allies & Morrison, involves plans for 804 new homes, a new 30 storey tall building, a series of high quality public spaces, and works to renovate and celebrate the Grade II Listed dry dock and caisson. Following detailed negotiations with Tower Hamlets and the GLA, the scheme received the green light from London Mayor Sadiq Kahn, which enabled the planning and listed building consent to be issued.

In addition to the new homes, client Ballymore will be providing new retail, business and leisure space, and new education accommodation, which will collectively turn this former industrial site into a vibrant and bustling mixed-use community. The centrepiece of the development will be a new public square facing towards the London O2 Arena.

The new development is within one the London Mayor’s new Housing Zones and a short walk from Canning Town and Ballymore’s London City Island Development. The scheme also allows for future connection into the Thames Clipper network, which links to the Greenwich Peninsula and Canary Wharf.

Rolfe Judd Planning Director Jon Roshier said:

“This is another key piece in the jigsaw in the transformation of the old industrial landscape extending between Canary Wharf and the Royal Docks.”

Real vision was required from both the client and the architect to realise the opportunity presented by the site. Added to which the site came with its own planning challenges, not least its proximity to the neighbouring safeguarded Orchard Wharf and environmentally sensitive East India Dock basin; along with the presence of listed structures on-site.

Carefully coordinated negotiations with all stakeholders made the difference and ensured the successful planning outcome.

Construction works are expected to start on-site during 2017. To learn more about the project, visit the project page.