Permission given for 360-home Royal Docks 'Hoola' development
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development
Planning permission has been granted for a 360-home development in London's Royal Docks.
HUB Residential's scheme, 'Hoola', received unanimous consent from the London Borough of Newham this week.
The plans will transform the currently disused 0.5-acre site into a glass-clad, twin tower development of one, two and three-bed homes.
The 24 and 23-storey towers, designed by CZWG Architects LLP, have focused on "simplicity, robust quality and building a sense of community in their design" as part of HUB Residential’s aim to "improve the standard of mid-market housing developments in London".
The design has maximised internal space for all of the homes and allowed access to balconies, while shared facilities will include a residents’ lounge, gymnasium, and a business lounge. The landscaping for the site will incorporate communal gardens and play spaces. The landscaped ‘hill’ on which the towers and gardens are based will conceal car parking and cycle spaces.
Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-2014, with all homes developed for the middle-income price bracket.
Steve Sanham, development director at HUB Residential, said: “We are delighted to have received consent from the London Borough of Newham for our landmark Hoola development. We see the current regeneration going into Royal Docks area making a new eastern hub in the capital – and we are excited to be part of that.
“To help support that regeneration, we believe new housing should be customer driven, reflecting both the aspirations and price points of workers in London. A new model and standard for home design in the capital needs fresh thinking and ideas at every stage of the process.”
HUB Residential was created by Squarestone in early 2012, with a focus on design-led, community orientated mid-market residential development in London.