A number of our schemes have featured in New London Architecture’s London Tall Buildings Survey 2019; including; Abbey Place in Abbey Wood, Royal Borough of Greenwich.
The 245 build-to-rent apartment scheme, being developed by Hub Residential, is made up of both a 21-storey and 12-storey building adjacent to Abbey Wood’s new Elizabeth Line train station. It was granted planning permission with support from our team in September 2018.
Seen by the Royal Borough of Greenwich as a landmark building to kick-start regeneration in the area, the scheme also features 10% affordable housing provision in the form of discounted market rent units along with 8,000 sq ft mixed-use space on the ground floor.
A further 22,000 sq ft of public amenity space forms part the development, creating a lively street frontage and contribution to the communal landscape of Felixstowe Road. It also provides a much-enhanced landscaped street level environment that extends beyond the 'red line' to the new station concourse. This creates an inviting new south facing area of public realm connecting the Abbey Place with the foreground of the station.
Abbey Place was among a total of 100 buildings featured in New London Architecture’s Tall Building Survey. The report provides the only comprehensive analysis of all tall buildings, over 20 storeys, proposed, in planning or under construction in London.
Planning Director Dan Osborne said: “The Abbey Place mixed-use development reaching up to 21-storeys in height sets a benchmark for future development in this part of the Borough with mixture of residential, commercial and public space. It also helps to create value and investment, in tandem with the improved transport links with the building of the Elizabeth Line.”
We provided Planning, Landscape Planning, Development Economics and Environmental Planning services to the scheme.
As well as the Abbey Place, work undertaken by our Landscape Architect team also forms part of the report. The Atlas Building in Hackney is a striking 38-storey residential tower with 302 apartments and residential amenities, including leisure and spa facilities.
The Atlas Building connects positively with the street at a human scale with one-storey retail units popping out to engage with the public realm and its context. The base of the tower integrates with the new public space that was previously inaccessible connecting Provost Street and East Road.
You can view a copy of the report here.
Image credit: shedkm architects
Posted with the following keywords:
Tall Buildings, Residential, Mixed Use, Placemaking, London