Permission Granted for Marsh Wall Tower


Rolfe Judd Planning has secured a resolution to grant planning permission from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets for two linked towers of 41 and 16 storeys, at 54 Marsh Wall. The 0.2 hectare site is just south of Canary Wharf on the Isle of Dogs and currently houses a three-storey building with a high street bank on the ground floor and office space above.

The scheme, which is designed by Rolfe Judd Architecture, will deliver 216 apartments (including 36% affordable housing), two new retail units and community facilities. The proposal includes a new external playground, new urban square and new pedestrian route connecting Marsh Wall to the north and Byng Street to the south.

“The proposed development offers high quality residential accommodation, is fully compliant with development plan policies and has no objections from local residents. It strikes an appropriate balance between optimising the development potential of the site and protecting the amenity of existing residents.”
Philip Dunphy, Associate, Rolfe Judd

In approving the application, the chair of the planning committee praised the way in which the design responded to the existing and emerging surrounding context, the generous provision of playspace and the quality of the new public realm.

Because of the size of the development, the proposals will shortly be submitted to London mayor Sadiq Khan for final approval.

To find out more about the scheme, visit the project page.