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Dexter Moren Revise Trocoll House Plans

It's been almost two years since it first surfaced, but a new planning application has gone in the London borough of Barking & Dagenham for a tower at Trocoll House next to Wakering Road.

Sitting almost next to Barking Station, it has been designed by Dexter Moren Associates for Coplan Estates. The 22-storey, 187 bedroom hotel will stand on a plot that has been designated as being suitable for a tower up to 76 metres in height meaning there will be few objections to the actual scale of the project.

The shape of scheme that rises over a narrow two-storey podium that contains a gym and is topped by a green roof terrace, it has been inspired by sliced fruit, and in particular red pepper, that provided the architect with a number of interesting profiles that they could use to help dictate the form.

Cladding the building are a variety of different facades including curtain walling where the lift shaft is that stretches from the top of the tower to the bottom, brick on the lower levels adjacent to Wakering Road, and dashes of vertical purple. Framing the overall profile of the building will be silver and grey trespa metal cladding.

Originally the tower was to share the larger podium structure that would spread onto a neighbouring plot with a second shorter and rounder shape, also inspired by fruit - this time by a peach. These plans were however drawn up during the early consultation phases of the project and have yet to see fruition with the proposals simply relating to single tall building.

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Wakering Road

Wakering Road
Trocoll House, London
Trocoll House, London