From nature reserves to Thames pathways, Fulham Riverside is “making the capital greener”.
David Spittles, property correspondent for the London Evening Standard, explores London’s “hidden nature reserves, reservoirs and gasworks in the capital [that] are set to be transformed into new homes”. Featuring Barratt London’s Fulham Riverside development, which was once a coal-fired power plant then the “former Kops Brewery”, delivering over 450 new riverfront homes.
Fulham Riverside is located on the north bank of the River Thames in Fulham’s Sands End Riverside conservation area. Barratt London, in partnership with Sainsbury’s, is transforming derelict warehouses into a thriving new community “where 467 apartments surround a central podium garden running down to the Thames and a new 160-metre jetty will host a nature reserve”, creating dynamic public spaces and river frontage.
Residents at Fulham Riverside will enjoy luxurious waterside living overlooking an acre of private gardens, complete with water features. These homes are situated along a wide, beautifully landscaped, central pedestrian boulevard leading to the Thames, which culminates in a riverside square surrounded by cafés and restaurants. Community facilities will include a café, a riverside walk and an ecological centre on the jetty that will be “managed by Thames Explorer Trust. Spittles notes that such “ambitious projects prove that creative landscaping is no longer the afterthought in new housing”.
Currently serving as the Marketing Suite, the site’s previously derelict jetty will be transformed into an ecology centre that will “provide a safe access point for river-based sports and educational activities”. The jetty has already been transformed into an ecological garden, with a wildflower grassland deck wrapping over the centre to form a sedum planted roof.
Once completed, residents at Fulham Riverside will also benefit from a range amenities – from a landscaped piazza, podium gardens and fitness suite, through to a 24-hour concierge service, and a new 100,000 sq. ft. Sainsbury’s superstore.
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