London City Island

London E14

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GHA has used strongly coloured structural frames for ten residential blocks to provide a cohesive identity for this distinctive, fine-grained island community. It is located on a 4.7ha brownfield site on a peninsula between the River Lea and the Thames.

CGI aerial view

Key to the development is striking the balance between residential and active daytime uses which has led to a complex mix of workspace uses that will bring a range of makers and artists to the island.

Concept sketch
Concept visual

The scheme weaves together apartments, a network of walkways and opens spaces and residents’ membership facilities including a clubhouse, screening room, spa and pools.


Mayor of London Planning Awards 2017
Best New Place to Live
RESI Awards 2017
Development of the Year
Property Awards 2017
Placemaking Award – shortlist
Evening Standard Awards 2017
Best Large Development and Best Regeneration – shortlist
Site progress