Limehouse Basin

Location: Limehouse, LB Tower Hamlets;
Client: Bellway Homes Essex;
Uses: Phase 1 and 2, 262 apartments with 652 sq.m commercial space;
Phase 4, 50 apartments and houses;
Awards: Commended for the National Homebuilder Design Awards 2004, as Best 3 Storey House;
Shortlisted for the RIBA Housing Design Awards 2004;
Phase 1 and 2 Shortlisted for the RIBA Housing Design Awards 2001;
Winner of the Planahome Awards 2000;
Finalist of the RIBA Housing Design Awards 2000;
Winner of National Homebuilder Design Awards 2000 as Apartment building of the Year;


RMA Architects were commissioned to review an existing consent for development of the final phase of the regeneration of Limehouse Basin. Redesigning the scheme enabled us to provide every apartment with a waterfront view, and offer a broad range of residential types.

A twelve-storey tower forms a landmark entrance to the site, with 31 residential apartments and a commercial unit at ground floor level.

The town houses are designed to be highly responsive to their waterfront location. Their scale is sensitive both to the adjacent development and the considered landscaping at the heart of the site