Team:Architects: Glenn Howells Architects,Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios
ROYAL WHARFRoyal Wharf is a 16 hectare site located in the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone adjacent to the River Thames. The master plan will create a new urban district that is set to become a catalyst for the whole area by creating a landmark development drawing on the unique characteristics of London. The scheme will create a network of streets and squares which have been arranged to generate a user-friendly, legible landscape. The mixed-use master plan will promote an urban environment where quality of life and quality of environment will be integral. The scheme encompasses up to 3,500 homes in a mix of houses, mansion blocks and apartments and at the heart a new high street and town square with local shops, doctor's surgery, cafes, restaurants, a school and community hall.
The streetscape has been designed to provide a simple, legible hierarchy of routes which increase in scale from narrow mews, wider residential streets, through to the High Street. A variety of landscaped spaces are proposed including a new generously proportioned riverside walk, a new park, a new town square, riverside squares and entrance squares along the North Woolwich Road as well as residential gardens, courtyards and roof terraces.
The landscape design has included a number of water management strategies which includes proposed SUDs planting and riverside terraces which have been designed to step back into the site, capturing water run-off.