Gunmakers Wharf, Victoria Park

Gunmakers Wharf provides high-quality new homes in an unusual urban location; overlooking Victoria Park and adjacent to the Hertford Union Canal in Bow. Situated within the Victoria Park Conservation Area, the regeneration scheme takes its design cues from local warehouse architecture to successfully integrate into its surroundings.

The development comprises 121 new mixed tenure homes including five bedroom family houses as well as studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments together with commercial space at the ground floor level and improved public realm amenity. A peaceful internal courtyard brings park and canal views into the heart of the development, whilst a new approach to the footbridge provides a significantly enhanced connection to these amenities.

The four storey scheme, developed through extensive consultation with local residents, presents a modern take on the brick warehouse building. Five distinct blocks with simple lines and a limited palette of materials – predominantly brick, shingles and glazing – create a modern finish appropriate to the sensitive context.

STOCKWOOL designed the scheme for Durkan Homes with Frank Reynolds as executive architects for A2Dominion.


Client Durkan Homes
Location Bow
Scope 121 new homes and commercial space
Awards 2015 Inside Housing's Top 60 Developments - Market Sale, Winner | 2015 National Housing Awards - Best Design, Shortlisted | 2015 UK Housing Awards - Outstanding Development of the Year, Shortlisted | 2015 First Time Buyer Awards - Best Architectural Design, Winner | 2014 Placemaking Awards - Best Housing Scheme, Winner | 2010 Daily Telegraph British Homes Awards - Housing Project of the Year, Winner
Images Ben Luxmoore