Aspen tower and Consort Place development rising up

I wander around Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs shows that there’s no slowing down of residential towers around Marsh Wall.

One such block named Aspen is part of the Consort Place development.


Aspen tower

The Aspen tower will top out at 63 floors and include 496 flats.

Plans were originally rejected by Tower Hamlets council before being approved by then-mayor Boris Johnson in 2016.In total the development includes three towers (Aspen being just one) totalling 634 homes.

The block will be located within a tight cluster of towers including a Novotel hotel.

Rising behind hotel

The North Pole pub on site is to be refurbished:

This view from Marsh Wall offers a view of the Shard slap bang in the middle. Aspen and Consort Place worksites are on the left:

View to Shard

Last month I covered plans for another tower at Ensign Place not too far away.

Overview of site with Ensign Place. Aspen not pictured.

Earlier this year plans were submitted for a tower next door at 30 Marsh Wall including 1,039 student rooms. Click here for info on that.

30 Marsh Wall plan. Aspen and Consort Place left off render

Recently there’s been a few stories rushing to kill off Canary Wharf. Nonsense. Like much else, it’s simply too early to say how things will be in a year let alone five, but the sheer number of residential developments in the area ensures they’ll be no shortage of custom for local shops and bars.

Building site

Even if they “only” end up three quarters full, it’s thousands of people. At this moment in time Marsh Wall is seeing work on four plots. There’s plans in for others.




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5 thoughts on “Aspen tower and Consort Place development rising up

  • Pressure on the local parks and green spaces will be even more pronounced. 65 floors!!. There’s no attempt to leave more green spaces anywhere by developers or councils. Time to move. Greenwich Park in summer already packed and littered.

    • A lot of the towers are opening up space at street level though. The plan I covered last month turns a car park into public space. Walking down last week I could image when towers complete it’ll be much more pleasant to walk down than the narrow street Marsh Wall has been for many years.

  • The problem with having so many towers is the wind effect around them. Might not be nice to walk around on cold windy days in Winter. Hopefully the designs of the towers consider that.

  • Sigh, another anonymous high rise. The area is beginning to look like ‘Midtown’ New York City only not nearly so interesting to visit.

  • This is a great design and really like the effect it has on ground level, this should add to the expanding wood wharf district too. Hopefully the urban realm continues to improve here.


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