Client Telford Homes
Location London, UK
2006 Housing Design Award
2006 RICS Award Finalist
2006 National Homebuilder Design Award Finalist
2006 Building for Life - Silver Standard
2006 Regeneration Award Finalist
Abbott’s Wharf is an award winning mixed-use development on the Limehouse Cut, which forms an elegant civic landmark and contributes to the regeneration of the former dockyards.
The high quality development consists of two raised communal courtyards, 201 residential apartments and commercial space in four new buildings which are sited perpendicular to a new mooring basin. The apartments graduate in scale from four to 13-storey blocks along the edge of the canal enabling the massing of the buildings to integrate with the surrounding low rise buildings.
The crisp white render walls to each building are articulated by an abstract composition of windows, lively coloured render panels and projecting balconies. The buildings benefit from impressive southerly or westerly views of the canal, park and nearby Canary Wharf.
'The eight-storey block combines market rent and shared ownership, or is it social rent and shared ownership? It is impossible to tell from the specification. Elegant glass and steel balconies don’t disappear on affordable units. The scheme reconciles market sale and affordable perfectly.'
2006 Housing Design Awards Judges.