Client: Notting Hill Genesis
Completion: February 2021
This, the second phase of Great Eastern Quays development, contributes towards the evolving vibrant, thriving and sustainable community in a historic riverside location.
By maintaining common principles and aspirations established in the Masterplan and adjacent Phase 1 development, the buildings form a coherent and unified new neighbourhood, addressing London’s requirement for housing and regenerating a significant piece of the riverfront.
FCBStudios’ scheme provides 468 new homes, 32% of which will be affordable housing, and 2200sqm of commercial units. Made up of eight buildings ranging from four to eleven storeys, the development is high density, providing high-quality homes within a strong, traditional, urban structure. The streets and blocks stitch into the adjacent urban fabric and local communities, creating routes from the new residential areas, and evolving centre at Royal Wharf to the river.
In line with the earlier phases of the Masterplan, the public realm has a clear hierarchy of space and unified landscape design. Public, private and communal spaces for residents and visitors are clearly defined and help shape the identity of Great Eastern Quays. Each public space has a specific character, inspired by its location in the scheme, and its proximity to the riverside or docks.
Overall, Royal Albert Wharf offers an inviting and family orientated place for locals to live, with a thriving community feel and affordable pricing.