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This redevelopment of riverside land was previously occupied by cold stores, warehouses and industrial units. To create a new neighbourhood of well-considered homes that regenerates the local area, restores the urban streetscape and creates new public spaces for the community to reconnect with the riverfront, we used high-quality, durable materials. The result is a subtly textured composition that will stand the test of time and that residents are proud of.

The façades offer an air of elegance. Dark concrete panels, acid-etched to expose the aggregate giving a hint of sparkle, have a refined vertical grain formed from a relief pattern of striations imitating panel joints, and the expressed mullion of the curtain walling screens. The buildings animate the street with a series of duplex townhouses fronted by landscaped ‘privacy’ buffers. The community centre acts as a gateway to the neighbouring school with which the space is shared, located at the end of the terrace of town houses on Llewellyn Street.

Phase 1 provides 180 tenure-blind affordable homes, including 15 duplex town houses and a 210 sq m community centre. Future phases are currently on hold due to the construction of the Thames Tideway Tunnel. When the remainder of the project goes ahead, which includes a 16-storey tower, the scheme will encompass a total of 589 homes.

Project information

  • Client

    St James Group Ltd

  • Status


  • Area

    63,000 sq m

  • Start


  • Completion

    March 2015

  • Consultants

    Contractor: St James Group Limited
    Structural Engineer: PTA
    M&E Engineer: Hoare Lea

  • Elements

    120 affordable apartments
    60 intermediate apartments
    Basement containing
    183 parking spaces
    Retail space
    Community centre
    Code for Sustainable Homes rating target: Level 3

Core Team