EPR’s consented design for a residential-led masterplan delivers 800 new homes (including 400 affordable) over three phases. The masterplan includes a new commercial square at the heart of the scheme, supporting local start-up businesses with flexible and affordable space close to Canning Town Station. A 33-storey residential tower is set within the public realm that forms the start of a new linear park. The park integrates cycle lanes and multiple forms of public amenity connecting to a continuous network of green spaces to the north of the site and beyond.
The tower seeks to complement the colourful array of new tall buildings around the transport hub; glazed terracotta cladding in a palette of diminishing blue tones is zoned to reference the change in scale and distance from which the tower is observed. The large glazed format tiles are profiled to accentuate the tower’s vertical expression whilst also creating depth and shadows across the façade. Pre-cast concrete balconies reference the materiality of the adjacent flyover. A series of lower buildings utilise bold tonal changes in brickwork to express differing elements within the façades and build up a large-scale patterned aesthetic across the buildings.
Client: The English Cities Fund | Services: Masterplanning; Architecture | Size: 800 homes