Suttons Wharf North, Bethnal Green

Large urban residential development provides 473 mixed tenure and affordable homes

A mixed use development on the Regent’s Canal in East London 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 Architects’ modification of the original planning application 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, as well as introducing a further 60 units to the consented design. The development sits on a podium spanning the footprint of the entire development, comprising basement parking with over 350 spaces and an energy centre. The arrangement and articulation of the buildings, which rise from 10 to 18 storeys, facilitate easy pedestrian movement across the site, whilst also taking care to preserve long distance views within the parks.

Project Data

Area: 35,000 sqm

Construction: 2016