Royal Albert Wharf, Newham

Project Details

Great Eastern Quays Phase 2 development provides 469 mixed tenure affordable homes for end-users Notting Hill Genesis, together with 850sqm commercial space for business start-ups.

The site sits at the northeast end of the Royal Docks / Great Eastern Quays masterplan with views across the River Thames, and FCB’s design concept is a predominantly brick-built neighbourhood with 12 blocks residential blocks of varying heights and configurations set between public realm garden squares.

All aspects of the technical delivery of this large scheme were challenging, and in particular the apparent simplicity of the elegant masonry façades with their subtle changes of brick, plane and bond require focus and complex specialist detailing “beneath the surface”.

This project won the ‘Best New Development in the South’ at the First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards 2021. It was a finalist at the Housebuilder Awards 2022 in the Best Regeneration Initiative category.