Program: Mixed-use development; housing, retail, community
Client: Notting Hill Housing, United House and Galliford Try
Phase: start design

Maccreanor Lavington were selected through architectural competition to prepare masterplans for Great Eastern Quays and Gallions Quarter, located in the Royal Albert Basin area at the end of the Royal Albert Docks. Combined, the two sites will deliver 1500 new homes into the area, which is being marketed as Royal Albert Wharf.

Great Eastern Quays, which was delivered under our site supervision, is a residentially led, mixed use masterplan for a 6.2ha site. It sought to enhance the East Beckton community by delivering an integrated, high quality and sustainable development harnessing the opportunity offered by a remarkable dockside and river setting. The masterplan was designed around three distinct character areas: the dockside, the riverfront and the residential heart.

The scheme knits into the grain of the existing adjacent community, extending and enhancing 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 proposals for Gallions Quarter will see the creation of a new community, comprising of approximately 700 new homes.