Hill starts 408-home London Fish Island scheme

Housing association Peabody has got the green light to provide hundreds of new homes and commercial space in Hackney Wick, East London.

Peabody’s Fish Island Village in Hackney Wick

Contractor Hill will now start work on the first phase of Fish Island Village development, which lies next to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The housing projects at Neptune Wharf and Monier Road, will include affordable rent, shared ownership, and intermediate market rent homes. There will also be some private sale and market rent homes.

The initial phase of 408 homes and workspace, designed by Haworth Tompkins, will be spread over 13 buildings on the site of former warehouses next to the Hertford Union Canal.

These buildings will sit alongside structures by Pitman Tozer and Lyndon Goode Architects in the later phases taking the development up to 580 homes with 55,000 sq ft of workspace operated by The Trampery, a London-based social enterprise.


Fish Island Village


Fish Island Village is part of an ambitious plan to revive this site in East London and to engage the vibrant artistic community while creating much needed homes and affordable workspaces to help build on the thriving creative industries at Fish Island.

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£775m Paddington Cube gets planning green light

Westminster City Council has given the thumbs up to developer Irvine Sellar’s revised plans for his £775m Paddington Quarter scheme in West London.

Paddington Cube close up night (lr) Cube office building will sit 12m above the ground

The 14-storey cube-shaped office building replaces earlier plans for a landmark 72-storey residential tower, nicknamed the ‘Paddington Pole’, which was abandoned after running into fierce opposition.

Great Western Developments and development partner Sellar Paddington are aiming to build the distinctive building – likened to an ice cube – at the former Royal Mail sorting and post office site adjacent to Paddington Station.

Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the 360,000 sq ft Paddington Cube would sit on a three storey podium 12m above 1.35 acres of newly created public realm.

The Paddington Quarter development will accommodate more than 4,000 new jobs for Paddington and include 80,000 sq ft of retail and restaurant space over five levels, including a rooftop restaurant.

Paddington Cube public realm (lr) £65m is being invested in public realm and major transport infrastructure improvements

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