Value: £65 million
Client: A2 Dominion, United House
Construction: Completion mid 2014
The project is situated on Wenlock Basin, part of the Regent’s Canal network in South Hackney. The design allows for 320 apartments and 80,000 sq. ft. of employment space.
A concept adopting pavilions with courtyards towards the basin creates several landscaped areas. On Wharf Road where the site is bounded by listed buildings at either end, a “bookends” concept has been used, whereby those areas adjacent to the two listed buildings are formed in more traditional materials. The central corten area of the elevation is separated from the bookends by wooden “ligaments”.
These signal the two routes in and out of the basin walkway. Elevations are formed from brick, oak, and corten.