• A collection of Planning Statusimages
  • A collection of Planning Statusimages

Following nine-months of intensive consultation with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, the GLA, other statutory consultees and the local community, we have now submitted an outline planning application and associated Listed Building Consent application for our North Quay site to Tower Hamlets Council. The application proposes an exciting mix of uses including workspaces, homes, shops, cafés, restaurants, community uses and public spaces on a waterside setting together with new pedestrian and cycle routes particularly one linking the thriving community of Poplar and the bustling commercial hub of Canary Wharf.


The proposals for North Quay will deliver up to 355,000 sq m of floorspace.

Two separate applications have submitted for the proposed development as follows:

  1. Outline Planning Application: Application for the mixed-use redevelopment of the Site comprising demolition of existing buildings and structures and the erection of buildings comprising business floorspace, hotel/serviced apartments, residential, co-living, student housing, retail, community and leisure and sui generis uses with associated infrastructure, parking and servicing space, public realm, highways and access works (LBTH Ref: PA/20/01421)
  2. Listed Building Consent: Application to stabilise listed quay wall and any associated/necessary remedial works as well as demolition of the false quay (LBTH Ref: PA/20/01412)

The outline planning application sets out the principles of the development in terms of the amount of development, maximum heights, width and lengths of buildings, the range of uses, and access arrangements through the site. As part of the application, we have also developed an ‘Indicative Masterplan’ which demonstrates one way in which the application we are seeking permission for could be delivered. Subject to obtaining planning permission, further detailed reserved matters applications will be submitted to Tower Hamlets Council to approve the design of each building and public realm including hard and soft landscaping.


This application will establish a framework for the future development of North Quay and we will continue to work with and engage the community as the project progresses through the planning process and provide updates on future applications and design details.

Subject to receiving planning permission, we anticipate that the development would be undertaken in a number of phases between 2021 and 2029.

If you have any questions about North Quay or want to be added to our mailing list for updates, please email us at consultation@canarywharf.com

Illustrative image of consented scheme (ref. PA/03/00379)

Illustrative image of consented scheme (ref. PA/03/00379)

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.