Planning permission was granted to Ptarmigan Riverside and Cemex, joint developers, to build a concrete box over the cement works, with 233 dwellings within 3 blocks , the tallest of which reaches 13 storeys . The lower two blocks will be 8 and 9 storeys built on a podium much like the Sainsbury’s block to the East. There will be over 800m2 of concrete batching wharf with ancillary offices .
The Thames path will be preserved.This will involve the creation of a very large number of steps to raise the walk over the open loading area for the concrete factory. It appears that lifts would be provided at either end for those unable to use the steps.
The Society made objections but the scheme now has planning it is not known when work will start