In 2007 the London Borough of Tower Hamlets granted planning permission for a significant office led scheme (LBTH ref. PA/03/00379). This planning permission is extant and as such could still be implemented. The scheme comprises two towers of 43 storeys (221 metres) and 37 storeys (209 metres) with a 23 storey central link building (125 metres) to provide 372,000 sq m of offices and 5,324 sq m of retail together with associated public realm.
The new proposals will take the form of an ‘outline planning application’ or masterplan to provide a scheme with greater flexibility that responds to the changing ways that people live and work.