By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Your browser seems to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser.


Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.


CABE slates St Katharine Dock scheme for a fourth time

CABE has slated the latest redesign of Gaunt Francis Architects’ (GFA) St Katharine Dock’s scheme in East London

Once again the scheme has failed to win the backing of the design review body, which said that, while ‘broadly supportive of the overall aims of the proposal’, it had not changed its views of the scheme, despite additional information being provided.

‘We are not yet convinced that the overall public realm strategy has been resolved. Overall, in keeping with the robust character of the dock itself, we would suggest that a simpler approach is taken.’

It is the fourth negative review the £120 million scheme has received. In March 2006, the original proposal was labelled ‘muddled’ and a substantial redesign was carried out. The scheme’s landmark 17-storey elliptical tower was remodelled after CABE labelled elements ‘awkward and unstable’.

Read the review here.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

Related Jobs

Sign in to see the latest jobs relevant to you!

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters