West India Dock Road,

John Sisk & Son has begun construction on the £151m West India Dock Road scheme which will include London’s tallest Premier Inn hotel

Contractor John Sisk has started work on the 82 West India Dock Road for developer Rockwell.

The £151m project will mark Westferry as a destination and regenerate the formerly derelict site.

The new mixed-use scheme, which sits between West India Dock and Limehouse Causeway, was granted planning permission in October 2018 by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

A gateway to Canary Wharf

Rockwell will create the landmark scheme at Canary Wharf which will also include a restaurant, café, gym facilities and a landscaped pocket park, alongside communal gardens for new residents.

Designed by architects SimpsonHaugh, the 30-storey West India Dock Road mixed-use development is a gateway to Canary Wharf’s central cluster.

The scheme will create significant employment opportunities in the hospitality and leisure industry and will create 66 new residential properties, of which 18 will be affordable homes, located within the same building.

Donal Mulryan, founder of Rockwell, said: “We are immensely proud to break ground on this landmark building which will be an important asset for the area, providing significant benefits for the local community with the creation of numerous jobs for local people, enhanced public realm and much needed new homes.

“We look forward to working with our contractors John Sisk & Son to deliver this high-quality hotel-led scheme, and look forward to delivering similar high-quality schemes in the future.”

Ajaz Shafi, regional managing director at John Sisk & Son, added:  “We are delighted to be working with the Rockwell team on this exceptional project. We have used smart thinking and an innovative approach to the design, planning and delivery of this high rise building on a tight footprint in London.

“Sisk works in close collaboration with all the key stakeholders to ensure we deliver quality projects, safely, which meet the needs of the community and our client. Our track record in this type of project and our strong supply chain partnerships in the region are key to the successful delivery of this development.”

The 82 West India Dock Road scheme is scheduled for completion in early 2022.

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