We’ve been working with sustainable regeneration experts, Hadley Property Group, along with other top designers to masterplan a new community for Tower Hamlets and East London.
Through the unlocking of a key section of the Thames Path, one of the last remaining riverfront brownfield sites will be transformed into Blackwall Yard; a community-focused project with sustainable living at its heart.
Our new proposals will bring forward a greatly improved permeability and access to 100 metres of south-facing riverside, allowing visitors to enjoy spectacular views across to the Greenwich peninsula.
Inaccessible to the public for the last 40 years, the site is rich in maritime history and visual character, and is perfectly positioned to form new pedestrian and cycle connections between the river, the DLR network and the surrounding neighbourhood. The missing piece of the jigsaw.
The mixed-use masterplan comprises 898 new homes, a primary school, and close to 2,000 square metres of commercial space, not to mention many pockets of convivial outdoor spaces, which have been carefully coordinated to provide a sense of human scale, intimacy and drama.
A vast range of shared amenities and facilities will benefit new residents and locals alike – virtually a ‘compact city’ in its own right.
Throughout the design process, public consultation was key, with ground floor, civic and community uses on the site all directly influenced by face-to-face (and later digital) consultation.
Andy Portlock, Chief Executive Officer at Hadley Property Group, commented: “Our vision for Blackwall Yard will prove transformative for this part of London, and its delivery will see one of the city’s last great riverfront/waterfront regeneration opportunities realised. As we have seen by the overwhelmingly positive responses from the local community, its elected members and the council itself, our inclusive and open approach has been welcomed with open arms. We now look forward to the next phase in the Blackwall Yard journey and can’t wait to welcome residents and visitors to a beautiful stretch of the Thames which has been inaccessible and inhospitable to the public for far too long.”