Client: Ballymore Property Management
Architects: Skidmore Owings & Merrill
Contractor: Ballymore Property
Value: £1.8 million
Type of works: supply and install via approved installer A & M. Extensive use of the Aldus range.
Overlooking the River Thames, an award-winning mixed-use riverside development with 1,000 residential units and 50,000m2 commited to office and retail development.
Providing master planning, architectural design, landscape design and structural engineering services, Skidmore Owings & Merrill aimed to create an integrated high-density community in line with the regeneration efforts on the local community. New Providence Wharf will provide 35,595m2 of hotel floor space, 42,600m2 of office accommodation and 785 residential units, of which 193 are affordable units. To help stimulate the economy and enliven the area, the development includes street-level retail, cafes, a central public plaza and public amenities.
In addition, a series of landscaped gardens connects the plaza to the promenade along the River Thames. The buildings are arranged to maximise pedestrian permeability and to take advantage of the views of the river, the Millennium Dome, and Canary Wharf. Sited along the river, the primary residential component is stepped along the curve to allow for private terraces. The hotel tower takes on an elliptical form reminiscent of the chimneys of historic industry and of transatlantic ships. To integrate the development into the surroundings, the elevations complement and enhance the visual context of the neighbourhood.