Architect Squire and Partners has designed a 40-storey tower for London’s Docklands in a scheme set to confirm the Isle of Dogs as a mini-Manhattan.

The proposed tower, at 22 Marsh Wall, is backed by developer Redwell Investments. The overall project includes two residential towers of

26 and 40 storeys, with shops, restaurants and offices on the ground and first floor.

More than 700 flats will be built, 25% classified as affordable.

The scheme will be a neighbour to two towers planned for the western side of the Isle of Dogs. Richard Rogers Partnership’s Riverside South and DMWR/Mark Weintraub’s Columbus Tower will be almost tall as One Canada Square.

The development will also help to regenerate the derelict land and buildings around the Marsh Wall area. Redwell also wants to create opportunities for public art and environmental improvements.

A detailed planning application will be submitted to Tower Hamlets council this month. Work on site could start next summer, with completion at the end of 2006.