Full approval for plans for a 48-storey student housing tower at Canary Wharf has been granted to the project developer Tide Construction. The company received clearance from Tower Hamlets council in April. As of now, final approval has been received from the Greater London Authority.
The EPR Architects-designed development will stand at a height of 159-meters at 30 Marsh Wall. It will be completed by Tide’s sister firm for modular housing, Vision Modular Systems. Tide asserts that its modular building technique leads to a 45% decrease in carbon emissions and a 50% reduction in construction time. Additionally, there will be an 80% reduction in site waste.
Revolutionizing the way homes are delivered in the UK
The program, according to John Fleming, chairman of Tide Construction, increased Tide and Vision’s role. This is in “revolutionizing the way in which homes are delivered in the UK.”
The plan will further show the capacity of modular to produce structures of the best architectural quality with global engineering. The development and construction of institutional-grade structures by Tide and Vision Modular will continue to demonstrate the viability of volumetric modular construction.
“30 Marsh Wall clearly demonstrates both the sustainability and flexibility of the Vision Modular System. Thus, it will allow us to have creative freedom while benefiting from the offsite approach,” said Pascal Wensink, design director of EPR Architects.
Expectations for the student housing tower at Canary Wharf
With a total of 1,068 beds when completed, the student housing tower at Canary Wharf is anticipated to be among the highest modular structures in the world. The title is currently held by Tide and Vision for a pair of 38- and 44-story skyscrapers. The structures were erected in Croydon last year for build-to-rent operator Greystar.
According to Tide, the approval raised the number of homes in its development pipeline to more than 3,000.