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Studio Egret West and Hawkins\Brown submit Docklands scheme

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Studio Egret West and Hawkins\Brown have submitted plans for a mixed-use scheme in London’s Docklands

The scheme for the 26,000m² site will 1,500 homes alongside schools, parks, commercial and office space.  

The project includes six buildings: three are being designed by Studio Egret West, which is also the lead consultant, masterplanner and landscape architect: and the other three are by Hawkins\Brown.  

Lucas Lawrence, associate director at Studio Egret West, said: ‘The proposals at Millharbour Village have remained true to the founding principles captured in the original Urban Design Framework. The new public realm and the non-residential lower floor uses fuse together to ensure a strong identity at the heart of the ‘village’.

‘This unified design approach has been reflected in the family of residential buildings above which, although each have their individual expression, work together to create a strong sense of place. The appearance of SEW’s proposals is defined by each buildings particular approach to the design of the winter gardens; double height, wrapping or deep enclosed amenity spaces become the expression of the buildings character.’

Greg Moss, partner at Hawkins\Brown, added: ‘The proposals for Millharbour Village have been developed in close collaboration with Galliard Homes and have provided a unique opportunity to create a scheme with a real sense of place and cohesion of community. Working again with Studio Egret West has built upon the strength of our existing relationship and has allowed the benefits of genuine collaboration to be integrated to the design’.

The Millharbour Quarter site, which has been masterplanned by Studio Egret West, was previously earmarked for schemes by SOM and Foster + Partners. 

Foster + Partners and SOM submitted plans for the 2.6 hectare waterfront site three years ago but the application was withdrawn a year later, due to lack of support from Tower Hamlets council.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

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