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.


Studio Egret West scoops Docklands job

Clerkenwell firm commissioned to take a fresh look at waterfront plot originally earmarked for Foster + Partners/SOM towers scheme

Studio Egret West has taken over the masterplan of a high-profile site in London’s Docklands previously in the hands of Foster + Partners and SOM.

The Clerkenwell-based firm will provide a ‘fresh perspective’ on the 3 Millharbour and 6-8 South Quay Square plot, known as Millharbour Quarter, lying adjacent to SOM’s 50-storey Pan Peninsula tower, which was completed in 2009.

Foster + Partners and SOM submitted plans for the 2.6 hectare waterfront site three years ago but the application was withdrawn a year later, due to lack of support from Tower Hamlets council.

The abandoned scheme, based on Terry Farrell and Partners’ vision for the wider area, featured nine buildings, including a 46-storey tower with 455 residential apartments. It also included 44,938m² of office space and affordable housing.

Studio Egret West will work for Millharbour, a joint venture between Galliard Homes and Pan Peninsula developer Ballymore, on the fresh scheme, for which the full architectural team has yet to be decided. David West said: ‘We were commissioned after competitive interview. Our initial focus is to provide a fresh perspective on place-making.’ He confirmed other designers could be brought in to flesh out the detailed design.

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