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Location Tower Hamlets, London
Status Completed 2020
Island Point is a new residential development on Westferry Road, delivering 173 high quality homes to the area, with 142 social rented and 31 shared ownership apartments.
The community is centred on a new south facing garden square, framed by apartment blocks, townhouses and maisonettes.
Townhouses enjoy private gardens, and each apartment has its own external terrace. A community pavilion for use by residents and local groups is positioned in the centre of the site.
Designs reference local industrial buildings including the listed Burrells Wharf, employing brick as the primary material and metal detailing for windows and balconies, grouped vertically in bays.
Within this common architectural language, different expressions define the building types – maisonettes arranged in pairs, townhouses expressed as individual units and apartments in larger warehouse style buildings.
Areas of green glazed bricks are used to bring interest and character to the development, the colour referencing the Blythe Burrell Colour Company Ltd which established its colour works on the nearby Millwall Iron Works in 1888.
Client Chalegrove Properties
Fire Consultant Hoare Lea
Interior Design Squire & Partners
Landscape Farrer Huxley Associates
Services Hoare Lea
Traffic Consultant WSP
Photographer David Christian
NLA Awards finalist
British Housing Awards - Highly Commended
Housing Design Awards winner
Housing Design Awards finalist