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London Royal Wharf Approved for Second Phase

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London’s Royal Wharf has been approved for phase two of construction. Ballymore and Oxley International will continue development in the coming weeks.

As part of phase one of the development, 800 houses were added alongside the Thames development. Another 1,300 apartments and houses will be added under phase two.

Glenn Howells Architects designed Royal Wharf with the east London dock area in mind. The buildings will features brick warehouses to reflect that.

Ballymore and Oxley intend to use this development to provide for the growing population by making London office commutes shorter and working on location of buildings that doesn’t feel forced – reflecting the way that London has already developed historically.

The Thames riverside development will also include a shopping district, leisure facilities and a new school. The new Thames development will be constructed alongside half a kilometre of south-facing water.

Glenn Howells Architects’ director stated: “We are delighted that the latest phase of Royal Wharf has been given the go ahead.”

Work on the Royal Wharf development will continue until 2017 when the final homes will be completed.

Glenn Howells added, “This is one of the largest and most complex developments in London that will take shape over the next couple of years”.

By: Kirsty MacGregor

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