Landscape design is by Townshend Landscape Architects
Glenn Howells Architects has been granted reserved matters planning consent on Phase 2 of Royal Wharf in east London. The scheme, developed jointly by Oxley International Holdings and Ballymore, represents a new quarter for London and half a kilometre of new riverside communities for the borough of Newham, in London’s Royal Docks.
The latest addition to the proposals adds 1,300 apartments and houses to the 800 that already received planning as part of Phase 1. Working with Townshend Landscape Architects, a generous 18m-wide river frontage and park has been created so that residents will have space to walk, meet and relax outside their homes. Inside the development, another soft-landscaped park will connect the riverside to the high street and is surrounded by apartments overlooking the open space. A pattern of streets, squares and pocket parks will further knit together to form the fabric of this expansive community along the Thames.
The buildings designed by Glenn Howells Architects 'will be formed of a robust brick and stone architecture'. The brick buildings will reference the warehouses that have long characterised the east London landscape while stone will be used centrally within the scheme and along the riverside 'to cite the traditional buildings of the capital’s great squares', said the architect.