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Thursday, 21st January 2021

The former Bow Common Gasworks unanimously recommended for approval by Tower Hamlets Strategic Planning Committee

The Temple Group is happy to announce that the Tower Hamlets Strategic Development Committee has unanimously recommended for approval the planning application for the former Bow Common Gasworks, near Mile End in LBTH submitted by St William LLP. This development will provide up to 1,450 residential units and circa 3500 mĀ² of non-residential floorspace including flexible office, retail, community and leisure use.

The redevelopment of the 3.86 hectare brownfield former gasworks also looks to deliver 35% much needed affordable homes, 1 hectare public park and a Sixth Form Centre. The development also includes the retention of 120 Bow Common Lane.

As well as coordination and production of the Environmental StatementĀ  (ES), Temple provided specialist assessments for socio-economics, climate change, noise and vibration and air quality, as well as supporting documents including a rapid Health Impact Assessment and a Code of Construction Practice Part A. The Ecology Consultancy and the Green Infrastructure Consultancy provided specialist ecological assessment and advice.

The experienced Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) team enabled the smooth running of the project identifying risks and suitably managing them early on in the project, supporting the design team to ensure environmental considerations were embedded into the scheme and developing mitigation strategies where required.