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Pan Peninsula, London

1 Millharbour: Leamouth Office Building for Ballymore, England design by various architects

14 Apr 2011

Leamouth Peninsula granted Planning Permission

Leamouth Peninsula is located in east London, UK

London City Island Apartments by EcoWorld Ballymore update – 5 Sep 2016

Design: Skidmore Owings Merill with Glenn Howells Architects, Jestico & Whiles and John Pardey Architects

Pan Peninsula Building for Ballymore, Leamouth London

Leamouth Peninsula – Development News

In keeping with the aim of delivering key legacy projects after the London 2012 Olympic Games, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) London, in association with Glenn Howells Architects, John Pardey Architects, Jestico + Whiles and Capita Lovejoy are pleased to announce that planning permission has been granted for Leamouth Peninsula in East London. The 165,000sm residential-led mixed use scheme for master developer Clearstorm, a division of Ballymore Properties, is located along the bend of the River Lea between Canning Town and East India Dock Basin.

Pan Peninsula Building Leamouth London

Within a short distance to the Olympic Park and as part of the wider regeneration of the Lower Lea Valley, the London Docklands and the Thames Gateway, the revised scheme takes a 4.7ha brownfield industrial site and transforms it into a thriving riverside community, geographically linking it to the surrounding area and revitalising riverfront edges and completing the ‘Fat Walk’ which originates at the Olympic site up-river. While resolution to grant planning approval was given by the lead planning authority, the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation, the scheme was developed in close and continuous consultation with the GLA and the London Boroughs of Newham and Tower Hamlets.

The current plan refines the previously approved 2007 Plan for the peninsula and it responds to the maturing implications of the Olympic Legacy, including the need to deliver regeneration in the local area as quickly as possible. The refined plan is the result of effective design collaboration between master planner (SOM), building architects (SOM, John Pardey, Glenn Howells and Jestico + Whiles) and landscape architect (Capita Lovejoy), a collaboration which CABE has applauded. This process also included a comprehensive cultural strategy, developed by Future City, which has been embedded throughout the scheme from the ‘get-go’.

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The original 3-dimensional form for the project which remains primarily intact came from the desire to take advantage of this peculiar site and landscape setting to create a unique urban environment. There is no 3-dimensional urban form in the immediate area, just the bow in the River Lea and the network of surrounding roads and railway infrastructure, creating essentially an ‘island’ site. This condition required a bold new urban form, one which created its own urban context and a cohesive new urban identity. Yet this form needed to be humanised by providing sheltered spaces and continuous waterfront promenades. Overall, the masterplan is a balancing act between natural and man-made landscapes, exposed and enclosed outdoor spaces, public and private amenities and the need for individuality as well as cohesion in its architecture.

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The project maintains the original vision for the site while making critical adjustments to ensure delivery in the current economic climate in the UK. New adjustments to the plan include the removal of a highly complex parking podium, a significant reduction in the overall car parking provision and enclosing this in concealed above grade structures. The revised plan also changes the project’s construction phasing, while maintaining the delivery of a new pedestrian/cycle bridge across the River Lea in the initial phase. The refined plan also reinforced one of the most important aspects of the future community by providing a free-standing cultural centre in the heart of the scheme. The plan also provides more open space on ‘real ground’ than the original scheme, including additional indigenous riverside planting.

At full build-out development will consist of residential buildings of varying heights accommodating 1,700 new housing units, as well as flexible workspace, local shops, restaurants and cafés. The masterplan is driven by environmental sustainability, ensuring that the scale and orientation of the buildings will maximise direct sunlight, natural daylight and ventilation to internal building spaces and the public realm. The completed project will accommodate future change and will integrate the scheme with nearby emerging developments in Tower Hamlets and the wider Canning Town area.

Leamouth Peninsula is a significant addition to SOM’s extensive portfolio of high quality, high density residential-led mixed use projects in London including Pan Peninsula, Baltimore Wharf and New Providence Wharf developments. The Leamouth Peninsula plan approval also follows the firm’s recent ‘green-light’ achieved for the 42-story Manhattan Loft Gardens tower in the heart of Stratford City.

Leamouth Peninsula images / information from SOM


Pan Peninsula : Ballymore development

Leamouth Peninsula, London, UK
Skidmore Owings Merill

Height: 153m high
Storeys: 48

Leamouth Peninsula office building Pan Peninsula
images from TTA

Planning permission granted 2007
Location: adj. Canary Wharf, east London
11 acre brownfield site – 1.9m sqft proposed incl approx. 1800 homes
For Ballymore property developers

This autumn will see the highly anticipated launch of Pan Peninsula’s premier apartments, providing as much as 7,600 sq ft of living space and vast floor-to-ceiling windows offering unrivalled views of Canary Wharf, the City and the West End. Pan Peninsula’s penthouses are the ultimate in high-rise living and represent the most generous spaces available in London’s Docklands today. The scheme is the prestigious waterside residence by international property and investment group Ballymore.

Located in the Docklands at South Quay, steps from the bustling work and play environment of Canary Wharf, Pan Peninsula is a luxury development comprised of two interlinking towers standing 41 and 50 storeys high. Designed by world-renowned architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Pan Peninsula will be one of the tallest residential buildings in Europe when completed in 2009.

“The numbers really highlight the sheer scale of Pan Peninsula,” said Tricia Henderson, UK Sales Director at Ballymore. “Five years into the project, we have devoted a significant amount of resource to ensure the scheme stands out as one of the best in the Docklands and the Capital.”

Pan Peninsula’s location provides easy access to the Canary Wharf (Jubilee Line) and South Quay (DLR) tube stations, and London’s City Airport, which has routes to 25 international destinations. The scheme is also within a few minutes’ drive of the A13 which links to the M25.

Unprecedented sales have been witnessed at the residential skyscraper since the scheme’s launch, with Pan Peninsula now 90% sold. Please contact the sales and marketing suite to find out about availability on 07000 720 720

Images without credit from TTA Group 8 Feb 2008

Pan Peninsula architects : Skidmore Owings Merill (SOM)


Ballymore is an international property development and investment group focused on creating large scale mixed-use developments throughout Europe. The company has a portfolio of over 4.5 million sq m of projects in various stages of planning and construction.

In London’s Docklands, the company is developing Ontario Tower, Arrowhead Quay, New Providence Wharf, Leamouth Peninsula, Baltimore Wharf and Wood Wharf – a mixed use development in joint venture with Canary Wharf Group and British Waterways.

Other schemes include a 96,000 sqm project at Snowhill, Birmingham, 400,000 sqm Eurovea International Trade Centre in Bratislava, Slovakia and 80,000 sqm Wenceslas Square mixed- use development in Prague, Czech Republic.

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