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HUB Residential wins consent for twin-tower Docklands scheme

HUB Residential has won detailed planning permission for its 360 home development in London’s Royal Docks – its second scheme to receive planning in two months.

The scheme, named Hoola, and located at the head London’s Royal Victoria Dock, received unanimous consent from the London Borough of Newham earlier this week.

The submitted plans will transform the currently disused site into a glass-clad, twin tower development of studio, one, two and three bedroom homes.

The 24 and 23 storey towers have been designed by CZWG Architects. The design has maximised internal space for all of the homes, and allowed access to balconies, while shared facilities will include a residents’ lounge, gymnasium, and a business lounge.

External green and blue roofs have also been developed to manage surface water run-off and storage, while energy sharing agreements with nearby landmarks have also been agreed.

The area around the Royal Docks is set to undergo significant regeneration in the coming years, with ABP planning to invest £1bn in the new Asian Business Port at the nearby Royal Albert Dock, while the completion of Crossrail in 2018 will bring the area to within ten minutes of central London.

Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-2014, with Carillion appointed as contractors earlier this year.

HUB Residential received detailed planning permission for its first development Victoria Square in Acton just before Christmas last year.

The first two developments means HUB now has more than 400 homes in the pipeline, with a combined development value of more than £200m.

Steve Sanham, development director at HUB Residential, said: “We see the current regeneration going into Royal Docks area making a new eastern hub in the capital – and we are excited to be part of that.

13 February, Rhiannon Bury