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