Limehouse Lock

Location: Limehouse, LB Tower Hamlets;
Client: Bellway Homes Thames Gateway (North);
Uses: 32 apartments, 2 family houses 465 sq.m of commercial space, 4 - 9 storeys;

A constricted urban site, bounded by a Grade I listed Viaduct serving the DLR, a listed Georgian Terrace, a working Canal Lock and a busy arterial road into London. The scheme in carefully scaled and massed to overcome complex ‘rights of light’ and servicing issues; whilst the contemporary design is sympathetic to its neighbours.

Accommodation is arranged around a private landscaped courtyard, with Commercial activity to the lower two floors of the apartment building to generate increased activity to the waterfront.