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In July 2014, Phoenix London and Regional consulted on plans to regenerate three disused or or semi-disused warehouse buildings in Wapping with the aim of turning them into 41 new homes.

As a result of feedback from local residents, elected members and council officers, we have substantially revised our plans.

Revisions include:

  • A new public amenity space on the corner of Clegg St and Cinnamon Street
  • A reduction in height by up to one storey across several parts of the site
  • A significant redesign of Site B to reduce overlook and shadowing.

We would like to share these revised plans with you and so we now invite you to our second round of consultation.

Date: Saturday 25th July 2015

Time: 11am-4pm

Venue:Raine House, Raine Street, E1W 9RG

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Site A: Wapping High Street

This semi-derelict warehouse will be transformed into 27 new homes for private sale

Site A: Wapping High Street

This semi-derelict warehouse will be transformed into 27 new homes for private sale.

Site B

These garages will be transformed into 10 new affordable and intermediate homes as well as a new public amenity space.

Site B

These garages will be transformed into 10 new affordable and intermediate homes as well as a new public amenity space.

Site B

These garages will be transformed into 10 new affordable and intermediate homes as well as a new public amenity space.

Heritage Value

The site sits partially within two Conservation Areas (CA) – Wapping Pierhead and Wapping Wall.

There are no statutorily listed or locally listed buildings within the site. Some listed buildings exist in the vicinity, but none set directly next to the site.

The Conservation Area statement refers with regards to this site and in the context of Wapping High Street that “the relatively low scale provides visual relief from the corridor of buildings extending either side along Wapping High Street.”. Our proposal would retain the facades and therefore the scale of the buildings facing South,

Site B sits just outside both of these CA, and comprises a mid-twentieth century single storey warehouse and two storey annex building. Whilst this is not thought to contribute to the character of the area, it is proposed to retain the memory and scale of this building with our proposal.

Site C is thought to be a mid- 20th century single storey warehouse abutted by a two storey building of similar date.

Overground Vent

A large shaft and two fire escapes from Wapping Station are located within Site A, fronting Cinnamon Street.

The latter were built in 2008 and were accommodated by partially demolishing the existing warehouses, leaving the site semi-abandoned, with a simple blank wall fronting Cinnamon Street.

Our proposal would have to keep these elements, but aims to reduce their negative impact by integrating them into the overall design.

The shaft would be partially built over and screened appropriately – all with the knowledge and authorisation from TfL.

Flood Plains

The entire site is located within a flood risk plain and will need as a consequence to be raised above set levels. This represents a challenge in terms of mass and access into the building for the mobility impaired users.

Surveys indicate that the proposed ground floors will need to be set above required datums, which varies across sites between 0.5m and 1.4m from street level.

We have addressed this with a solution that combines ramped access where possible and platform lifts where ramps cannot be installed. These will be integrated as much as possible with the landscape design.

Site C

This mechanic’s workshop will become 4 family-sized affordable homes.

Site C

This mechanic’s workshop will become 4 family-sized affordable homes.

Proposed View

Proposed view along Wapping High Street looking west.

Phoenix London & Regional

Phoenix is a property development company based in London specialising in new build and conversions in the residential sector.

Set up in 1998, the core principle of Phoenix is that urban redevelopment is about more than bricks and mortar; rather it is about using enlightened design, creating new communities and enhancing people’s lifestyles.

Darling Associates

Darling Associates are a practice of architects, interior architects and master-planners.

We have thrived through a belief in the elegance of design, accuracy in detailing, and the inherent beauty of natural materials.

We work in a range of affordable to luxury residential projects, hotels, offices and retail schemes. Our diverse and talented team have the skills to deliver mixed-use, master-planning and regeneration projects.

Bowles & Wyer

Bowles & Wyer are an industry-leading practice with more than 20 years’ experience in landscape architecture.

Working on the principle of ‘a good thing, well done’ Bowles and Wyer have won more than 30 awards in the last two decades, mostly in the residential sector. As well as inspired design solutions they have a thorough understanding of the technical problems associated with high density city centre developments.