Fish Island North: Past, Present & Future.
BUJ Architects & Ash Sakula Architects
- Original design
- BUJ Architects & Ash Sakula Architects, 2018
The 2018 programme is now past. We will be launching the 2019 programme mid-August.
BUJ Architects & Ash Sakula Architects with Material Architects:
A mixed use, residential led development, incorporating retained heritage assets, a craft brewery, casting foundry and the creative industries, around a new canalside linear park.
A new place for an exciting new community, Wickside brings much needed regeneration to a waste site in Hackney Wick. This proposal reopens the canal up to Fish Island North while retaining the heritage buildings that bring character to the area. As Hackney Wick is renowned as a hub for creative communities we are providing studio spaces, galleries, start-up spaces, a foundry, shops, restaurants and a craft brewery alongside a diverse mix of housing types.
The linear park that runs along the southern boundary of Wickside creates an inviting threshold between the buildings and the canal, drawing people in to become one of several points where community interactions can organically occur.
Wickside was commended in the MIPIM Future Projects awards 2015 and was a multi-award winner at the New London Awards 2017. In addition to winning the ‘Mixed-use: Unbuilt’ and ‘Masterplans & Area strategies’ categories, Wickside also won the ‘Overall Winner’ of the competition in which over 150 projects were shortlisted in 15 categories.
Re-interpreting the warehouse model for modern connected living.
Monier Road is a unique project for a special time and place; a stone’s throw from Here East and the Olympic Park, cool and connected.
'24-26 White Post Lane'
Industrial inspired workspaces, homes and working yards.
White Post Lane is situated in the creative Hackney Wick and Fish Island community, linking Victoria Park and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
'25-37 Rothbury Road'
The final piece in the puzzle.
25-37 Rothbury Road is situated in the creative Hackney Wick and Fish Island community, linking Victoria Park and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Celebrating two key crossroads in Hackney Wick.
Hepscott Road forms a part of the emerging Hackney Wick neighbourhood centre, standing at two cross roads in the heart of the area.
New build Mixed-use scheme providing commercial space and 52 New Homes.
This project draws on the concept of shared space where residential, making and public spaces meet the scheme is designed around a series of tiered yard, park and garden spaces. Blurring definition and boundaries of planning uses classes, mirroring the organic condition that has evolved in Hackney Wick, the scheme seeks to create shared cross over spaces for communities to meet and form. Evoking the historic language of the more industrial structures of the locale the scheme’s formal and structured masonry street facing elevations are juxtaposed against a more organic informal metallic materiality that lines and defines the yard spaces.
'Fish Island Village'
Located in one of the ‘Olympic Fringe’ neighbourhoods, Fish Island Village is a 2.85 hectare mixed-use development on the site of a disused distribution warehouse. Fronting the Hertford Union Canal in Fish Island, east London, the scheme comprises a total of 580 new dwellings and hosts over 5000sqm of flexible and affordable commercial space. Haworth Tompkins have been working with Peabody and Hill to design 13 of the 17 blocks within Phases 1 & 2, which include a mix of private, affordable rent and shared ownership one, two, and three bedroom apartments and maisonettes.
During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Fish Island and nearby Hackney Wick were predominantly industrial areas served by an impressive network of canals and characterised by brick and concrete warehouse buildings. Today, the area has one of the highest densities of fine artists, designers and artisans in Europe, many of which have converted these existing buildings into studio spaces of various types and sizes.
Shortlisted for the Housing Design Awards, this new build development for Peabody of 71 homes in 3 blocks, with ground floor commercial workspace, is part of a larger scheme for 580 homes and affordable workspace. Monier Road is a mixed-tenure and mixed-use development and is the cornerstone in a masterplan by Peabody and Hill to transform Fish Island into a walkable canalside neighbourhood. The mid-rise brick building provides 71 homes and also affordable workspaces hosted by social enterprise the Trampery.
Landolt + Brown:
‘Hackney Wick Station’
Completed earlier this year, Landolt + Brown Architects and architect trained artist Wendy Hardie worked with the Olympic Legacy team since winning the project in 2014 to develop a highly place-specific station building, new street and tunnel underpass as the central project in the regeneration of Hackney Wick post the 2012 Olympics Games. The molecular chemistry of Hackney Wick’s past has been abstracted in a debossed concrete frieze running through the station underpass, abstracted notations of chemical compounds representing meldola blue and primuline, important components of the dye industry, petroleum, cellulose nitrate a close relative of the first plastic created in Hackney Wick and shellac.
This mixed-use development will offer 55 apartments above two storeys of flexible workspace for small and medium creative businesses. A central café and terrace is a bustling hub for both residents and creatives, and a commercial yard at the rear is a cool, behind-the-scenes space where business tenants can meet, socialise and hold events. The building’s design takes its cue from the area’s historic warehouses, and features simple elevations of pale brick and tall windows, with the occasional gleam of a perforated metal screen.
The Old Smokehouse project for Aitch Group will create 45 high-quality homes – many of which will be family-sized units, workspace for small creative businesses, and new public realm in the form of a café and outdoor terrace.
Gallery House -
Gallery House forms part of the proposed Trego Square, a location in the Wickside proposal surrounded by ordinary London streets. Historically the character of the area was dominated by industrial activities, with timber being processed in the area. This gave rise to a series of "robust, utilitarian aesthetic buildings". Gallery House has regard for these influences, comprising an orthogonal timber form set upon a brick plinth shifted in plan. Trego square is mostly residential, with some ground floor commercial uses, and boasts two residential yards connected from East to West by a pedestrian route.
King’s Yard building- Former Clarnico Confectionary Factory
White Post Lane Bridge
River Lea Navigation
Queens Yard Building- Former Clarnico Chocolate factory
92 White Post Lane and Schwartz Building- Former Achille Serre Dying and Dry cleaning
The Lea Tavern- demolished
Hub 69- new addition community space
The Yard Theatre
New Hackney Wick Station
Lord Napier Public House
Wallis Road site- former Hope Chemical Works
McGrath and the old street pattern and Pharos Works