Waterside Park forms a “strong connection to its East London site”

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The build and design of Barratt London’s Waterside Park development is featured in this month’s Architecture Today magazine. 

Architecture Today looks at Barratt London’s Waterside Park, which has been designed with the surrounding area in mind.

The development is designed by London based architects Allies and Morrison, who have won a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) award on 36 of their completed projects, are the Masterplanning & Public Realm Architect of the Year, and were shortlisted twice for the Stirling Prize. Their design and craftsmanship of Waterside Park responds to the area’s “existing and historic context”. The brick buildings are “intended to echo the masonry warehouses that once dominated the area”, and in contrast, “the white-rendered villas form a new edge to the park”. The seven courtyard blocks are also arranged to “create a strong visual and physical connection between the private courtyards and the public realm”.

In this emerging riverside location, there will be 780 new homes, many with dual-aspect views of Thames Barrier Park, the Thames or towards Canary Wharf, making this a very special place to live. Pontoon Dock DLR station is next door, connecting residents to Canary Wharf, the City and West End. Significant growth is expected in the Royal Docks area with the recent confirmation of the Chinese Business Hub and the new Crossrail service from Customs House Station, planned to open in 2018. Within the development, residents have access to a 24-hour concierge, a fitness suite, landscaped gardens to relax in and their own private terrace or balcony.

On Waterside Park, Raymond Zhu, Banker in Canary Wharf said: “I’m happy with my decision to buy at Waterside Park. I not only have a new apartment with modern features, but I can travel to work in under 15 minutes”.