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Cuba Street Set For New Towers

A planning application is expected imminently for a new high-rise residential project on the Isle of Dogs in east London.

The site, which is bounded by Cuba Street to the north, Manilla Street to the south and Tobago Street to the west, is set to to get two new towers of 157 metres and 122 metres respectively which will host a new five star 210-room hotel and 120 apartments in one tower, and 251 apartments in the other taller one.

The shorter tower will be on the western side of the side with the taller one behind it on the eastern side but set at an angle rather than in a perpendicular manner like the Landmark. Breaking away from the staid designs that have been seen in the area so far, these two towers will have undulating facades and gentle curves instead of regular glass boxes.

The site was previously owned by Irish property developer Ballymore, and seen by many as an ideal place for them to do further residential construction as with the Pan Peninsula towers, but Ballymore sold the site on in 2009.

The scheme is being developed by the Agaoglu Group, a property company very busy in their native Turkey, but yet to do anything in London. Perhaps appropriately for a Turkish property developer, they also plan to have a Turkish bath within the scheme, and are looking at extending their Agaoglu My Club franchise into the project as well.