Client: Notting Hill Genesis
Great Eastern Quays will form a brand new neighbourhood in the Royal Albert Wharf area of East London: a vibrant, thriving and sustainable community in an historic riverside setting.
FCBStudios’ scheme forms the second phase of the Notting Hill Genesis development and is made up of 468 new homes, 32% of which will be affordable housing and 2400sqm of commercial units, including buildings ranging from four to eleven storeys.
The mix of commercial and residential buildings at Royal Albert Wharf will seamlessly fuse the old with the new, while inspired architecture and landscaping will ensure an attractive, dynamic environment.
The strong, traditional, urban structure of streets and blocks creates a new community that stitches into the existing urban fabric and local communities. By positively addressing the stretch of waterfront to the east, the development will establish a tangible sense of place through the physical and environmental context, its history and its potential future use.
The historic Royal Docks form the largest enclosed docks in the world, surrounding nearly 250 acres of water. This exemplar scheme will benefit from its prominent river location, creating a new high-density, high-quality residential quarter with neighbouring developments. The whole area is set to gain over 9,000 new homes by 2027.