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Woolwich tower grows up

The new designs for 2 Pier Road in north Woolwich have revealed its tower has grown, from 17 to 23 floors.

According to skyscrapernews.com, TP Bennett Architects has increased the height to similar dimensions proposed in a previous, but unsuccessful planning application.

The plot will also feature 153 apartments in a low-rise building and a café, should the build go ahead.

The site was scathing in its review of the plans saying there was “a lack of information and justification about the make-up of housing in the scheme, little by the way of an energy strategy and the issue of flooding has been almost completely ignored”.

Skyscrapernews.com also questioned the need to build an 80-metre high tower, but reported the plans for the low-rise section were “warmly welcomed”.

In response to its earlier design, the Greater London Authority questioned its proximity to the park, riverside setting, design quality, and accessibility to public transport.

London’s developing skyline increasingly features commercial property and city offices with commanding views of the capital.ADNFCR-1329-ID-18927391-ADNFCR

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