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The Lincoln Plaza residential complex near Canary Wharf has been named Britain’s ugliest building in the annual Carbuncle Cup.

Judges from the architectural magazine Building Design described the two 31-storey towers as “a hideous melange of materials, forms and colours.”stream_img

Lincoln Plaza is the type of project that gives high-rise housing a bad name.

The pressing need for more homes at higher densities is done no favours by this scheme.

– Judging architect Ben Flatman

The magazine’s editor Thomas Lane described it as “the worst building amongst a swathe of mediocrity” in the South Quay area.

There is a pressing need for more homes in London and further afield. Lincoln Plaza is the type of project that gives high-rise housing a bad name, making it more difficult to persuade communities to accept new housing.

– Building Design judges

Galliard Homes said its “scheme sold out to buyers, so clearly the project is liked by the purchasers”.