19.08.21

Unanimous Approval for 2 Trafalgar Way

We are delighted to announce that our proposals for 2 Trafalgar Way have received unanimous approval by The London Borough of Tower Hamlets. 
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The scheme for client Urbanest is a student residential-led mixed-use scheme, consisting of three towers of 28, 36 and 46 storeys providing 1,672 student beds and 80 residential apartments, 41,000 sq.ft commercial office space, including workspace for local business start-ups and small enterprises, as well as ancillary residential, indoor soft play-space for children and retail.

The development will transform the vacant and important gateway site at 2 Trafalgar Way, on the edge of Canary Wharf, and deliver a significant economic and social boost for the borough and local community, with hundreds of new jobs created and an estimated £10.5m spent in the borough each year by students, residents and staff. The proposals have been supported by University College London.
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In addition to providing high-quality accommodation, the project aims to achieve exemplar sustainability credentials, targeting BREEAM Outstanding and Passivhaus certification, which once achieved, will make it the largest Passivhaus development in Europe.

The proposals also focus on sustainable transport, with approximately 1,500 cycle spaces provided across the site, which, together with much-improved public realm and better connections to the local cycle network, will ensure that the site becomes more integrated and accessible to local communities. Work on site is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2022.

Gerald Eve acted as Planning Consultant.
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We’re thrilled that Tower Hamlets have approved our proposals for 2 Trafalgar Way and we look forward to working with Urbanest through the next stages of the project.”

— James Ewen

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