Dace Road

Location:
Hackney Wick
Client:
Anderson Group
Status:
Planning

Our proposals for Swan Wharf build upon the historical legacy of Fish Island. Through innovative design they will provide a new chapter in the use of the site providing new workspace to complement the existing offer, and much needed high quality riverside residential.

The site contains existing buildings of varying degrees of heritage value. However, it is currently under utilised, with much of the existing building in urgent need of restoration having fallen into a state of disrepair. The proposals facilitate the retention and enhancement of the heritage buildings of greatest merit, an extension and a new mixed-use building including 1,877sqm of affordable workspace and 46 new homes.

Formally a disused stable block and concrete frame extension warehouse space, Swan Wharf has was immediately taken over by local entrepreneurial and creative businesses looking for affordable spaces to inhabit and cohabit as and when required.

The courtyard space has provided a temporary home for a pop-up bar whilst the wharf itself has been used for a wealth of meanwhile purposes such as set building workshop, gallery space, and creative platform co-working spaces such as, The Trampery and Fish Island Labs.