Jan 07, 2020

A new chapter for Swan Wharf

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Swan Wharf – sited on the edge of Fish Island in Hackney Wick – has successfully secured planning following an appeal.

The decision - issued by the independent Planning Inspectorate - will see the sensitive transformation of the site from underutilised commercial uses into a mixed use place. Building upon the historical legacy of Fish Island, our designs provide a new chapter by providing new workspace to complement the existing offer, as well as much needed high quality riverside homes.

At present, the site contains underutilised buildings of varying degrees of heritage value, with much of the existing structures in urgent need of restoration having fallen into a state of disrepair. Our vision facilitates the retention and enhancement of the heritage buildings of greatest merit, and captures and celebrate the atmosphere of the flexible yard space that is currently found on the site.

Planning Inspector Jennifer Vyse DipTP Dip PBM MRTPI concluded that the proposed development would result in considerable heritage benefits, met the local policy tests for outstanding architecture, and would not be unacceptable to adjacent buildings nor harmful to the character or appearance of the Fish Island and White Post Lane Conservation Area.

Studio Egret West are the urban designers, architects and landscape architects for the scheme, working for client Anderson Group.

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A new chapter for Swan Wharf