Mixed-use job planned for Bow

Architect pH+ has received planning permission for a new mixed-use scheme on the Limehouse Cut Canal in Tower Hamlets.

The east London proposal for the redevelopment of the site at Bow Exchange involves demolishing industrial warehouse buildings and replacing them with buildings ranging from four to nine storeys.

The development will include office space at ground and mezzanine levels and 92 residential units above. Developer City & Suburban Homes is the client on the £20m project.

The scheme has been designed around a series of communal tiered gardens to provide residents with green links to the canal and shared spaces.

Working with BD Landscape Architects, new public spaces are proposed along the canal edge, continuing pedestrian and cycle routes already established by the neighbouring Caspian Wharf.

A new pedestrian route and public space is proposed to link Yeo Street and the Limehouse Cut, allowing greater access to the water way for both the new and existing community.

Work is due to start on site in early 2021, completing the following year.

Project team

Architect: pH+ Architects

Client: City & Suburban Homes

Planning consultant: CMA Planning

Landscape consultant: BD Landscape Architects

Transport consultant: Transport Planning Practice

Ecology consultant: MKA Ecology

Heritage consultant: Peter Stewart Consultancy

Sustainability consultant: XC02 Energy

Energy consultant: XC02 Energy