Archdaily reports that the 24-story Silvertree Residential EcoTower, designed by Studio RHE, has been granted planning approval and is scheduled to begin construction this summer. This green mixed-use development will be home to 161 2-3 bedroom apartments, as well as retail/office space and a cafe.
The photovoltaic panels mounted to the building’s facade will provide both electricity and heat for the building. Thermal insulation, a ground source geothermal heating and cooling system, as well as a biomass broiler will round out the renewable energy picture, contributing to the building’s minimal carbon footprint.
Residents will be able to enjoy the view of London’s docks from the Silvertree’s large roof terraces and communal gardens.