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21 Wapping Lane: January 2011

21 Wapping Lane: January 2011

The 450 flat, 4 block development at 21 Wapping Lane is on schedule for completion in spring 2012.

You can see the start of the demolition in our October 2010 article and building works at 21 Wapping Lane are moving along fast now.

It’s still hard to imagine the finished site in just 15 months.

Even harder if plans for the Tobacco Dock hotel and plaza opposite also go ahead.

Wapping opinion on 21 Wapping Lane

We’ve just taken down our website poll which ran for 7 weeks, but it hasn’t told us what Wapping thinks.

You can’t really tell from only 200 votes as more people visit the What’s in Wapping website in a day than voted. But these are the results when we asked E1W residents “are you in favour of the development”?

  • No: 92 (46%)
  • Yes: 83 (42%)
  • Don’t know / neutral: 25 (12%)

The results are interesting as Wapping’s definitely not short of strong views. Just look at response on issues like the proposed Costcutter in Wapping High Street or Town Council to confirm that.

The Wapping Lane development

21 Wapping Lane, Wapping, E1W

450 studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats costing from £242,000 up to £1.1m with facilities unconfirmed, but to include an exclusive health club, restaurants and leisure facilities.

4 blocks in total with a maximum height of 19 storeys including 20% social housing.

“21 Wapping Lane looks set to contribute towards & enhance the enduring appeal of Wapping Village” says the marketing material, but what do you think?

More information

To find out more, view or download the official Ballymore pdf brochure (4.5MB)

21 Wapping Lane in January 2011

The builders are hard at work and this is what you’ll see at the site today:

21 Wapping Lane January 2011

21 Wapping Lane in October 2010

The site has changed a lot since or first article in October 2010 when the demolition really got underway:

Image 21 Wapping Lane

Positive or “inappropriate”?

Is 21 Wapping Lane a positive development for Wapping and local businesses?

Or is it as some residents commented previously, completely inappropriate for the area having been approved without adequate consultation?

What do you think?


  • http://www.whatsinwapping.co.uk What’s in Wapping

    We think everyone who moves to Wapping should feel welcome. This post was written back in 2011 when the issue was much more about the potential lack of consultation around the planning application – which isn’t the fault of anyone moving there now.
    We’re going to close comments here, but will get an update from the developers and write a new post in the next week or so to share information about how many people have now actually moved in and the official completion date etc.

  • Mark

    Having recently bought a place that’s ‘in-progress’, I thought I’d take a look to see what the views were on this site..

    Obviously construction noise is not ideal but I think the top of end wapping lane needs something; and a nice development with planned trees, water features etc. around it will be good for everyone. The shops on Wapping lane will be well used by new residents.

    I’m sure a lot of us don’t want any change, ever, or want all new developments to be developed (and therefore priced) in such a way as to perfectly fit the area. But this is a nice looking building; will bring more spending residents to the area and the new build deals will give a chance for younger people to get on the housing ladder.

  • infavour

    what a greedy  monkey you are !! your comments are disgusting !!

  • Christine Saxena

    I think I will completely overtake the area and not in a good way…. We had no idea this was going on until the cranes arrived…it will completely spoil. Our views of Canary Wharf….thanks for nothing, I do hope your building has loads of problems and you run out of funds, before it goes up too high. Hers hoping.


    Christine (Wapping resident for fifteen years)

  • Anthony

    Spotted the first two lift shafts start peeking out of the ground yesterday. Things are starting to move upwards.

  • http://www.whatsinwapping.co.uk What’s in Wapping

    Has anyone called the developer? Know they were contacted previously about lorries keeping their engines running outside of flats and took action so may be a good call from someone who is able to give details about times and amount of disturbance.

  • Antontvrz

    I often wake up in the night and find it difficult to fall back to sleep. Its a very low resonating hum.
    I have to bloody wear earplugs!

    Does anyone know what the best complaint channel would be?

    Think I’ll go over on Saturday morning and speak to the Super.

  • Anthony

    They do run the generator all night. It resonates at certain locations in our home, and has definitely had an impact on our sleep!

  • http://www.whatsinwapping.co.uk What’s in Wapping

    Can imagine! Do they run them all night?
    Was passing earlier today and saw the 2 massive cranes moving completely synchronised – never seen that before!

  • Antont

    Has anyone complained about the onsite generator? I’m finding it difficult to sleep.

  • Paulie K
  • http://www.whatsinwapping.co.uk What’s in Wapping

    How long ago was that Adam? There’s not a pub by that name in Wapping Lane now and think it may be River Spice, an Indian restaurant …we’ll try to find out.

  • Adam

    That should be The Three Swedish Crowns

  • Adam

    That is a real sad trip down memory lane for me. I used to work for Group4 doing the Cash In Transit, which ran out of 21WL. Tell me The Swedish Crowns is still there?

  • Anja

    I suspect we’d all rather something else was built on the site, but sooner flats than nothing, or something worse.