Beckton Parkside transforms an underutilised and largely derelict industrial estate into a mixed-use development of 391 homes, SME and office space. The scheme creates a significant piece of new townscape with new streets, a new public square and a new gateway into Beckton District Park. Varied edge conditions, with the busy A13 to the north, two storey residential streets to the east and mature parkland to the south and west, demanded unique design responses.The project incorporates an eight-storey linear building to the north forming a buffer to the A13 and embraces the unique green character of Beckton with tree-lined streets. Four-storey buildings front the finer grain to the east of the site, stepping up to six and seven storeys to the west with a way marking 12-storey landmark announcing the new public space. The scheme offers a rich mix of housing typologies with 30% affordable, 30% family housing and a focus on three bedroom duplex apartments with their own front doors creating vibrant streets that link into the existing road pattern.
Client Bellway Homes
Location East Ham, London
Scope 391 homes, SME and office space
Planning Authority London Borough of Newham