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Mayor backs giant Docklands tower

08 Oct 2009 15:00:52

Mayor backs giant Docklands tower

London mayor Boris Johnson has intervened to approve a 63-storey tower in east London that will provide office space, apartments and a hotel.Plans for Columbus Tower were initially rejected by Tower Hamlets councillors. But under new powers, Mr Johnson can take over planning applications which impact on the entire city. Columbus Tower developers will contribute £4m towards the Crossrail project and more than £1m towards affordable housing in the area. The tower will cost £450m to bui.... read more


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