Docklands Student Village, Royal Albert Dock Housing, Architect, Building
Docklands Student Village London
Royal Albert Dock Residences for the University of East London – by FBM Architects
6 Nov 2008
Docklands Student Village
Design: Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects
Photographs: James Morris
Size: 22,400sq m
Status: Recently completed
Docklands Student Village
Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects’ £31m student residence complex on the Royal Albert Dock for the University of East London has been completed.
The University, which has recorded a 40% increase in student numbers over the past three years, commissioned Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects to design the landmark development on a breathtaking waterside site at the heart of the developing Thames Gateway and a major conference facility.
The scheme, which overlooks London City Airport across the water, comprises 800 flats and self contained studios within five seven storey blocks perpendicular to the dock. A series of informal collegiate courtyard gardens line the dock edge. A café and a shop complete the development which is part of a £110 million campus expansion programme at the University of East London.
Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects has a strong track record delivering high quality academic and residential learner-focussed environments including many on waterfront sites. FBM were lead designers for the project. Other members of the project team include Gardiner and Theobald, Gleeds, Waterman Partnership and DCL Consulting.
The scheme, which has received the backing of CABE and the GLA Architecture and Urbanism Unit was approved by the London Borough of Newham in March 2005 and was built under a Design & Build Contract by HBG Construction. Fraser Brown MacKenna were novated to HBG and retained by the client as Executive Architect.
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INCA Awards 2008 : ‘Best Private Residential Development New Build’
Docklands Student Village London images / information from Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects
Location: Royal Albert Dock, East London, England, UK
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