Councillors reject tower proposals
Plans to build a dual height tower near Westferry DLR station have been unanimously rejected by Tower Hamlets Council.
The proposals would have seen 320 hotel rooms and 202 residential flats, as well as retail and community floor space, built at 82 West India Dock Road.
A conservation and design advisory panel meeting in October 2016 raised concerns about the height of the planned building in comparison to its surroundings, as well as the high density of the homes within it and the fact only 34% were affordable.
The tower’s architects are responsible for Dollar Bay on South Quay