08 December 2020
Telereal Trillium is to move ahead with plans to create more than 80 new homes on the site of the Poplar Job Centre in East London.
Tower Hamlets councillors have unanimously approved the plans which will see the existing Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) office and job centre building on Dod Street move to Settle Street (E1 1JW) and Telereal Trillium will move ahead and demolish Dod Street to make way for a new building comprising two, linked residential blocks, one of which will front the Limehouse Cut canal.
The development, which has been designed by ColladoCollins Architects, will deliver 84 new homes in total, of which 27 will be affordable, with associated basement car parking. In addition to this much needed housing in what is an increasing popular residential area, the plans also provide for a landscaped courtyard between the two residential blocks, as well as an improved pedestrian link from Dod Street to the Limehouse Cut and wider public realm improvements.
The transformation of the site will be able to take place following the relocation of the Job Centre in Autumn 2021. The overall vison is to replace the outdated office block, which is unsuitable for continued employment use, with high quality homes in the riverside neighbourhood of Limehouse.
Now, a well-established residential quarter four miles from central London, Limehouse offers excellent connections via the Westferry DLR station with the Canary Wharf and the City reachable in seven minutes and Stratford within 15 minutes.
The private homes, which will be marketed by Savills, will be a mix of 1, 2-bedroom and studio apartments. Available at a Help to Buy price point, they are expected to appeal to young professionals and first-time buyers.
Duncan Brisbane, Development Director at Telereal Trillium said:
“We have a fantastic opportunity with this scheme to unlock new homes in an attractive, canal side location which is already predominantly residential. Limehouse’s heritage and excellent transport links have seen this area become increasingly popular with first-time buyers keen to get on the property ladder and live in a lively and well-established community.”
Montagu Evans acted as planning consultants on the successful application.