A Special Extension to London
This exciting new £180million development of 780 homes sits in the Royal Docks, adjacent to the award-winning Thames Barrier Park and within easy reach of London City Airport, Canary Wharf and the City of London. With expansive views of the river, it has been called a “special extension to London” by its designers.
A Rich Heritage
Barratt’s Waterside Park is surrounded a rich and colourful history as it occupies Victoria Dock, the first dock to be built expressly for steam ships. This heritage is reflected in the design of Waterside Park which was masterplanned by architects Allies and Morrison with additional input from Maccreanor Lavington Architects. The brick buildings of this new scheme mimic the masonry warehouses that were once prevalent in this area, and the white-rendered villas that are now present create a striking contrast and give the development a contemporary twist.
Sense of Community
There is a real sense of community within this project, with commercial and retail units as well as a crèche forming a hub near to the entrance of the park. Gerard Maccreanor of Maccreanor Lavington Architects said, “Waterside Park, with its compact city development model, is a substantial and key project in the current change in perception taking place. It is right by the extremely beautiful but under-used Thames Barrier Park, has access to the river, is adjacent to the DLR and will be within walking distance of a Crossrail station.”
PUDLO was chosen to waterproof the podium slabs that house the rooftop gardens at Waterside Park. With more than 3,600m3 of PUDLO modified concrete being poured here, it allows the residents of this new development to enjoy a beautifully finished landscaped garden area, high above the ground, without ever questioning its structural integrity or watertightness.