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  • Matchmakers Wharf - Projects - Stockwool
  • Matchmakers Wharf - Projects - Stockwool
  • Matchmakers Wharf - Projects - Stockwool
  • Matchmakers Wharf - Projects - Stockwool
  • Matchmakers Wharf - Projects - Stockwool

Matchmakers Wharf

 
Residential Commercial and mixed Use Landmark Waterfront Development Offers A Creative Live/Work Environment

Matchmakers Wharf regenerates the former Lesney Toy factory to create a unique residential development, located on the fringe of the Olympic Park, Hackney Marshes and River Lea. Introducing 209 much needed affordable and private homes, the scheme also includes artists’ studios, retail space, a children’s play area and residents’ gym.

The scheme comprises four residential blocks located within two buildings. A 15 storey tower at the south end of the site serves as a marker building, whilst the remainder of the accommodation wraps across the site stepping from ten down to four storeys to reflect the scale of smaller development to the north.

In addition to the new homes, the scheme delivers 3,500m² of commercial space. Included in this are 49 artists’ studios managed by Acme Studios, a London-based charity funded by Arts Council England. Acme Studios will provide an artists in residence programme at Matchmakers Wharf so some of the artists will be able to work in the studios and live in the affordable units provided in the development.

Matchmakers Wharf leads the way for continuing regeneration in the Homerton area and beyond offering a vibrant development for a diverse community.

Project information
  • Client:
    Telford Homes, L&Q and Acme Studios
  • Location:
    Hackney
  • Completion date:
    2012
  • Scope:
    209 new homes, 49 artists' studios and five retail units
  • Awards:
    2014 British Homes Awards - Mixed Use Development - Commended * 2013 British Homes Awards - Development of the Year - Commended * 2013 British Homes Awards - Mixed Use Development - Commended * 2013 Housebuilder Awards - Best Design of Four Storeys or More - Winner * 2013 RICA Awards - Residential - Highly Commended * 2013 Housing Excellence Awards - Best Regeneration Scheme - Shortlisted * 2013 RESI Awards - Development of the Year - Shortlisted * 2013 Building Awards - Housing Project of the Year - Shortlisted * 2012 London Planning Awards - Best New Place to Live - Shortlisted * 2010 Daily Telegraph British Homes Awards - Housing Project of the Year - Commendation
  • Images:
    Morley von Sternberg

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