London Dock is a 6.1 hectare brownfield site known historically as ‘Fortress Wapping’. It has acted as a major barrier to movement and connectivity across and through the area for over 200 years in its historic dock use and as the News International print works.
The high quality architecturally led development will create a new and vibrant mixed use community, set in a series of outstanding landscaped squares and gardens, bringing water back into the heart of London Dock.
Designed by renowned architects Patel Taylor, London Dock will become a special and memorable part of Wapping, underpinned by two key objectives; creating permeability and delivering world class public realm.
50% of the site will be open space, of which 75% will be publicly accessible.
New connections will:
- Open up the site for pedestrians and cyclists with new strong east-west routes connecting St Katharine Docks with Shadwell Basin.
- Break down barriers to north-south movement with new routes through the Pennington Street Warehouse and to the canal.
- Deliver new safe access to better connect Wapping with communities north of the Highway.
The development has five new distinct character areas of public realm:
- Gauging Square – A flexible civic square surrounded by active frontages and capable of staging events through out the year, such as an ice rink, concerts and local markets.
- The Quayside – A new street from Vaughan Way to Tobacco Dock activated by shops, cafés and restaurants in the new buildings and Pennington Street Warehouse.
- The Promenade – A 375m tranquil waterside pedestrian link connecting St Katharine Docks to Tobacco Dock.
- Market Gardens – Intimate garden spaces with landscaping and water features framing the historic features of the Pennington Street Warehouse and providing north-south access.
- Water Gardens – Quiet landscaped gardens for residents at the heart of each building.