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New Docklands Tower Penned By Make

Make has released their latest high-rise design for the Isle of Dogs, a 53-storey tower to stand on the Meridian Gate site at 131 Marshwall.

Designed for Meridian Property Holdings, the project is the latest in a line of tower plans for this site, the most notable of which were perhaps the 2012 pre-application designs for a 40-storey tower, also by Make.

Since then the site has been sold on to a new owner and Make retained as the lead designer. The development will rise to about 150 metres and contain almost 400 new apartments. Significantly there will be a large amount of open landscaped space in the form of public gardens that, along with a new children's playground, will take up 70% of the site area. So much open space is included that one could fit another substantial building on the site if they so desired.

Make drew on their previous "pencil" design moving the peak of the tower more to its centre. Strong vertical lines accentuate height whilst amenity space for residents is provided in the form of recessed balconies and internal winter gardens.

The use of floor to ceiling glazing may raise eyebrows for some, following the recent pronouncements of Make's founder Ken Shuttleworth, who denounced glass tall buildings.

A planning application has now been filed for the scheme with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

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Meridian Gate, London
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