Plans submitted for new housing and school development on the Isle of Dogs
Far East Consortium has submitted its planning application for a mixed used development
at 50 Marsh Wall, 63-69 and 68-70 Manilla Street.
Far East Consortium has submitted its plans for a residential-led, mixed-use scheme on the Isle of
Dogs. The landmark scheme will include over 700 new market and affordable homes, a new hotel,
a new health centre, primary school and public square in South Quay.
It is hoped that the application, which will be determined by Tower Hamlets Council, will deliver
significant improvements to infrastructure in and around South Quay through the provision of a
new two form of entry (FE) school for up to 420 pupils and health centre.
FEC has consulted extensively regarding its plans, including holding public exhibitions in
September, for which 4,000 invitations were sent to local residents and businesses in and around
Far East Consortium anticipates that the development will generate 2500 Full-time Equivalent
(FTE) construction jobs and, due to the nature of the construction workforce, create opportunities
for some 16,000 contractors. It is also expected that the mix of proposed uses for the site,
including retail, restaurants, school and hotel will also provide new permanent job opportunities for
over 400 local people.
John Connolly from Far East Consortium said:
“We are delighted to be submitting our application for this mixed-use scheme on the South Quay.
The feedback we have received so far, especially regarding the proposed new school and health
centre, has been very positive.”
“Prior to submitting the application, Far East Consortium consulted extensively with the local
community and our application incorporates the feedback we received from the public exhibitions
we held in September and the ongoing contact we have had with the local community. As a result,
we have created a scheme that has the community in mind.”
- The planning application can be viewed on Tower Hamlets Council’s website under
planning reference number: PA/14/03281
- Far East Consortium (FEC) is a leading company in the Asia Pacific region with core
businesses in property development and hospitality. Dorsett Hospitality International
Limited, part of FEC, currently operates 26 hotels in major cities throughout Asia, including
Hong Kong, Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur and has just opened its first hotel property in the
United Kingdom in London.
- FEC held a drop-in session on 11 and 13 September 2014 which was attended by 24
people. 10 attendees returned feedback forms. FEC then held a community forum on 11
November to which 13 members of the public attended. One feedback was returned.