Mile End, London, E2
The final phase of Suttons Wharf North, a mixed tenure and mixed use development on the Regent’s Canal in East London, has been completed by property developer Hollybrook Limited and Burwell Deakins Architects. The 35,000m2 scheme provides 473 mixed tenure and affordable homes on a former industrial site.
The site is situated between Meath Gardens and Regent’s Canal, beyond which lies Mile End Park. In keeping with the local planning strategy, Suttons Wharf North aims to encourage association between the parks and the nearby amenities along the canal.
Burwell Deakins Architects’ modification of the original plans included a redesign of the scheme’s façades, which revised the buildings’ compositions to create a strong, coherent, brick massing, reinforcing the clear ‘base, middle and top’ hierarchy of the design. The arrangement and articulation of the buildings facilitates easy pedestrian movement across the site, whilst also taking care to preserve long distance views within the parks.