Scheme designed by ColladoCollins will include 400 residential units, shops, cafes, a library and hotel

Tesco has submitted plans for a superstore with a large s106 agreement in Bromley-by-Bow, east London.

The £160m scheme, designed by architect ColladoCollins, is set to replace the existing Tesco store next to the A12 with a new district centre which includes a hotel, Idea Store community library, 403 residential units and 18 shops and cafes anchored by a new Tesco superstore.

The regeneration scheme also includes a new two-form primary school, a riverside park and significant upgrades to the connections between the site and the rest of Bromley-by-Bow.

The retailer intends to complete at least the first phase of the development – the store and the residential – in time for London 2012

Jonathan Collins, Partner at ColladoCollins Architects said: ““This scheme demonstrates how a superstore can successfully anchor a district centre to create a vibrant hub for the local area and contribute to the regeneration of urban areas.

“The scheme also unlocks other opportunities in the site such as opening up the River Lea to the existing community which is currently cut off by the A12 and creating a riverside park setting for the listed Three Mills buildings. We hope that this scheme will deliver another link in the green chain between the Olympic Park and the River Thames.”

Construction work should start in December next year. The delivery of the remaining components of the district centre will follow that of the store.