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 4.7 ha brownfield site on a peninsula between the River Lea and the Thames.
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.
The scheme weaves together apartments, a network of walkways and opens spaces and residents’ facilities including a clubhouse, screening room, spa and pools. The site will also become home to the English National Ballet, Arebyte Gallery and the London Film School.
Best New Place to Live
RESI Awards 2017
Development of the Year
Placemaking Award – shortlist
Evening Standard Awards 2017
Best Large Development and Best Regeneration – shortlist