Rockwell has today confirmed that an application for the redevelopment of Quay House has been submitted to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
The proposed development, bought forward, in partnership with FirethornTrust, would replace an existing three storey office building with a high quality and sustainable development comprising a 400 bedroom hotel, 279 serviced apartments and impressive dockside leisure facilities.
Designed to provide significant improvements to the dockside area, the new proposals will include activation of currently underused public spaces beneath the DLR and Admirals Way to improve accessibility for the local community, tourists and businesses, whilst simultaneously enhancing the pedestrian experience along the waterfront.
Once operational, Quay House will generate significant employment opportunities for local people, generating up to 230 full-time equivalent jobs in the new hotel and serviced apartments, in addition to 300 jobs during construction.
At 40 storeys, the proposed landmark development overlooking Canary Wharf will be consistent with the height range evident among existing buildings and those currently under-construction in the South Quay and northern Millwall area.
Jonathan Manns, Head of Planning & Development commented: “We are extremely proud of our proposals, which will maximise employment and training opportunities whilst significantly enhancing South Quay and the surrounding area. Rockwell is committed to the redevelopment of Quay House and we are excited to transform the currently vacant building into a landmark mixed-use development. This application follows extensive engagement with the local community and, drawing on inspiration from New York’s “highline”, the proposed public realm responds directly to the feedback we received from our consultation events.”