BOW LOCKS, LONDON
New Build: Mixed Use Development
140 Bed Hotel
Intended as an exemplar project for the regeneration of the lower Lea Valley, Bow Locks was developed from a competition winning scheme in partnership with the Borough's urban design team.
The proposal is part of a high density mixed use quarter centred on Bromley-by-Bow underground station. On a 1.5ha site bordering Limehouse Cut, the development comprises 300 apartments, a 140 bed hotel, office/workshop space and live/work units. The site is bounded by the Blackwall Tunnel approach road and the design is arranged to minimise the effects of a hostile environment.
Twelve Trees Crescent was developed with private housing developer Bellway Homes to meet the Local Authority's aspirations and to harmonise with the adjacent Bow Locks development, whilst achieving a significantlly higher density than the previous consent.
The scheme comprises 215 apartments, constructed in timber frame up to six storeys high on a reinforced concrete frame podium.