The London Borough of Newham has given the green light to an £100m mixed-use scheme on brownfield land at the edge of Beckton District Park.
Beckton Parkside is set to transform an underutilised and largely derelict industrial estate into a mixed-use hub of 391 homes, SME and office space. The scheme creates a significant piece of new townscape with new streets, a new public square and a new gateway into Beckton District Park.
Varied edge conditions to this challenging site, with the busy A13 to the north, two-storey residential streets to the east and mature parkland to the south and west, demanded unique design responses. The project incorporates an eight-storey linear building to the north forming a buffer to the A13 and embraces the unique green character of Beckton with tree-lined streets. Four-storey buildings front the finer grain to the east of the site and then step up to six and seven storeys to the west with a waymarking 12-storey landmark announcing and drawing visitors to the new public space.
The scheme offers a rich mix of housing typologies with 30% affordable, 30% family housing and a focus on three-bedroom duplex apartments with their own front doors creating vibrant streets that link into the existing road pattern. The predominantly brick design is based on a rigorous grid which designs-in efficient construction from the outset. Variety and rhythm is achieved in elevation through a mix of brick details including chamfering and projecting brick, and glazed brick features focused on entrances, all adding to block identity, legibility and an overall visual richness.
Construction begins in late 2017 with first completions in 2019.
- LOCATION: Newham, E6
- CLIENT: Bellway Homes
- ARCHITECT: Stockwool
- PLANNING CONSULTANT: Savills
- STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: RLT M&E
- CONSULTANT: AWA
- GROSS INTERNAL FLOOR AREA: 31,751m²
- SITE AREA: 3HA
- CONSTRUCTION VALUE: £100 million