Updated: Jan 14, 2019
We have received planning permission for the redevelopment of 83 Barchester Street, Poplar, London E14 for Canary Wharf Group. The scheme is for 115 new affordable homes on the site of former industrial buildings in the Limehouse Cut Conservation Area. The site is occupied by a 1939 factory building and a 1956 warehouse which were both last in use as a document storage facility. Three new buildings and retained elements of the existing buildings will enclose a new communal yard space. A new six storey building will replace the former warehouse building and new four and five storey elements are set within the existing walls of the factory. The distinctive saw-tooth profile of the factory is echoed in the new roof profile as a series of spines that successively step up from Balladier Walk and Barchester Street. The new elevations are composed primarily of brickwork which include recessed stretchers and cross motifs which reference the existing Festival inspired architecture on the adjacent Lansbury estate. A new link building connects creates a threshold to the.