Capital Towers

The wonders of the Bow roundabout are on your doorstep.

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Project information

Name : Capital Towers

Usage : residential

Developer : Galliard Homes

Floors : 35 | 15

Height : 110 | 55m

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Glasshouse Gardens

The recently topped out and near to completion Glasshouse Gardens.

Project Information :

Address : Glasshouse Gardens, Anthem Way, London E20

Usage : residential

Developer : Lend Lease

Architect : Allies & Morrison

Floors : 30 | 17

Height : 95 | 76m

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Glasshouse Gardens as viewed from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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As viewed from Westfield Avenue with the Aquatics Center and Orbit tower in the background.
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Cladding and balcony detailing at Glasshouse Gardens

 

Wembley stadium pedways to be removed

The wembley stadium elevated walkways which date back to the 1970s are set to be removed if recently submitted plans are approved. In documents submitted to the London borough of Brent which include the regeneration of Wembley Park plans to replace the pedway with spanish steps. The main approach for pedestrians from Wembley Park to the iconic stadium takes spectators along Olympic Way.

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The monolithic pedways dates back to the 1970s which elevates 9m betweeen Olympic Way and the Piazza outside the stadium itself. The pedway itself is 18.3m wide at the upper level and splits into two fingers when descending to Olympic Way.

The planning application proposes the phased removal of this concrete brute. First the spanish steps would be built first with the pedway being removed at a later point in time , as seen below.

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However in the meantime there are suggestions to what could be done with the space under the pedway prior to it’s demolition , with many precedents giving the developers Quintain plenty of options.

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All images used © Quintain

 

 

QPR submits plans for 600 homes

Queens Park Rangers Holdings  (QPR) with Genesis Housing Association have submitted plans to redevelop Oaklands House. Oaklands House was previously a workers hostel used by British Rail alongside a canteen and social club.

The planning application is for a development containing 611 residential units with a mixture of tenures. Of the 611 units proposed 202 (33%) are classed as affordable which will be managed by Genesis Housing Association , 61 of these will be for social rent another 61 will be affordable rent with the reminder being for shared ownership. The remaining 409 will be for a private rent scheme (PRS) , more developments should be like this if any attempts are to be made at easing London’s chronic housing shortage.

The inclusion of a large retail unit is likely to increase the dire retail provision in the area. Which should further entice more residents to the area , over the comming years. Plans have been submitted to the OPDC but should decided by the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. fa132b7cf39c2c897aabd011c41cb018f66caf2addbadfe0c785184246dfa91dab49792cfe29a02b646f0c268e7ec673