John Sisk and Son have been appointed by Rockwell to carry out the pre-construction services of the new 30-storey mixed use tower at Westferry on Canary Wharf, with construction scheduled to begin in autumn.
The new development will provide a range of one, two, and three bedroom apartments, of an impeccably high standard, to be used as part of a 400 bedroom hotel as well as 66 private residential units with a restaurant, café, gym facilities, and a landscaped pocket park included in the building.
As well as this, 35% of the new homes will be classified as affordable housing designated for local families, and the overall development will create 259 new jobs in hospitality and leisure.
The Founder of Rockwell, Donal Mulryan stated: “We are delighted to confirm the pre-construction services appointment of John Sisk & Son for the construction of this landmark development in Canary Wharf.
“Their track record and experience will help us to deliver this significant mixed use scheme which will bring new jobs and businesses to the local area, in addition to much needed homes for the local community. We are immensely proud of this development and look forward to seeing our vision become a reality.”
The rejuvenation of the derelict site on the West India Dock Road, adjacent to Westferry DLR Station, is predicted to generate £172M towards the local economy through construction.
The Regional Managing Director at John Sisk & Son, Ajaz Shafi added: “We are delighted to have been appointed by Rockwell to deliver this important landmark scheme in the heart of East London. We look forward to working in partnership with all our stakeholders and in particular the local community to create a lasting legacy.
Sisk UK South is recognised in the region for the successful construction of hotels, offices, and residential developments over the past 40 years and has recently built the Hilton Hotel at Wembley, London Designer Outlet, and has also refurbished the Royal Academy of Arts building.
Rockwell, the original property developer, is also the leader of various other development sites in London including Quay House on Canary Wharf, Kensington Forum, and Charlton Riverside.
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