Broken Wharf House – London Riverside Housing

Broken Wharf Apartments, London Riverside Building, England Residential Development, Architecture

Broken Wharf House : London Riverside Housing

Waterfront Residential Development – design by Avery Associates Architects + Sidell Gibson Architects

11 Mar 2013

Broken Wharf Residential Redevelopment

Design: Avery Associates Architects + Sidell Gibson Architects

Broken Wharf, London, England

New Building on the River Thames

Avery Associates, working in association with Sidell Gibson Architects recently received planning permission for a prestigious residential redevelopment for the Hermes Property Unit Trust at Broken Wharf in the City of London.

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The new £ 19 million building will replace a six floor office building dating from the 1970s and will have 36 spacious apartments in a mix of one, two and three bed units. An existing basement will be reused to create 12 car parking spaces and cycle storage.

Avery’s approach to the design for this highly constrained site was to devise a plan-form that would take advantage of the river views for as many flats as possible and bring natural daylight deep into the site.

Broken Wharf House London
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The resultant dentate façade has been shaped to achieve this with a faceted rhythm of transparent, translucent and white glass panels in 2:1 proportions. The effect is analogous to the white chalk cliffs of the English south coast and vegetation will climb the full height of the building at two points to disengage visually the ‘island’ front block from the ‘mainland’ back block.

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Broken Wharf House images / information from Avery Associates Architects

Avery Associates Architects + Sidell Gibson Architects

Occupants in this development at time of writing, Apr 2014, are Zorita’s Kitchen and The Haciendas Club London


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