Mixed-Use Development
Program: Residentially led, mixed use development
Client: Notting Hill Housing Group
Phase: start design 2009

Great Eastern Quays is a mixed-use masterplan for a 6.2ha site and forms part of the Albert Basin area at the eastern end of the Royal Docks complex. The scheme seeks to enhance the East Beckton community by delivering an integrated, high quality and sustainable residential led, mixed use development that takes advantage of the remarkable river and dockside setting.

The masterplan has been designed around three distinct character areas; the Dockside, the Riverfront and the residential heart. The proposal knits into the grain of the existing adjacent community, extending the active dockside, and seeks to create a vibrant commercial core, providing the seed of a sustainable development that can foster a sense of community. The Riverfront has been designed as a semi-wild landscape, extending the Capital ring and will afford access to the spectacular, expansive views along the river towards the Thames estuary. Residential squares are domestic in character and provide an intimate counterpoint to the exposed Dock and Riverfront. The proposal utilises innovative duplex typologies to create affordable family homes with front doors on to the street.