The development provides a high proportion of residential amenity space, communal gardens, public realm and 862m2 of commercial space. This results in a mix of uses and active frontages to enhance the adjacent Langdon Park DLR station concourse.
The high-density tower was carefully considered in response to local stakeholder feedback and relevant tall building policies. The microclimate analysis demonstrated no adverse effect on the local area. The scheme incorporates climate change resilience in its architectural form; and improved adaptation potential through its ecologically positive landscaped open spaces and green and brown roofs.
The communal gardens are orientated towards the residents for quieter, more reﬂective activity. Whilst the project met a Code for Sustainable Homes level 4, Telford Homes and M&G Real Estate undertook a retrospective BRE HQM assessment – and with minor changes it is anticipated that similar schemes in the future would achieve a best practice level-four rating.
This sustainable form of high-density development is contributing towards the wider regeneration of the neighbourhood and is potentially replicable in other parts of London and metropolitan areas.