Green light for 42 – storey ‘Paddington Cucumber’

 
Earlier this week Westminster planners voted to grant planning consent to the revised proposals for the canal side site in Paddington.
Outline permission was initially granted several years ago for a 42-storey tower by Robin Partington & Partners (now Apt), then nicknamed “the Cucumber”, along with three other blocks.
The main tower will now be joined by another smaller tower of 21 storeys, delivering a combined total of 426 units, with the latter housing 67 affordable units. There will also be some retail and leisure floorspace, and the main block will have a two-storey “sky bar” on the top two floors.