In the rapidly evolving London Docklands our planners and architects secured planning permission for the redevelopment of this redundant industrial site. The site, currently occupied by three large commercial sheds, is located within a key urban area for the suburb of Poplar and the scheme proposed will provide double the employment accommodation (95,000 sqft) as well as some 40,000 sqft of open public space.
In addition, to improve viability and sustainability of the site, a 50,000 sqft hotel and extensive residential uses have been integrated into the design to provide a comprehensive mixed-use development.
- The scheme doubles the employment accommodation
- 50,000 sqft hotel and residential uses have been integrated into the design
- Worked in close collaboration with the private sector land owner and the local council
We have also developed proposals for the creation of a major new public square. This lively new square will form a key element of a new pedestrian route, from the deprived district of Poplar to Canary Wharf. The new space has been carefully designed to meet the needs of the wider community and complement existing public spaces in the Borough.
Our multi-disciplinary team worked in close collaboration with the private sector land owner and local council, ensuring designs protect and enhance the existing employment opportunities and create a longer term sustainable community. Extensive consideration of links through the site and appropriation of public space is also central to the success of the proposals and the contentment of the local authority and client.