Floating Village

London's Royal Docks, UK
Studio Egret West

As more and more people start visiting and using the Royal Docks, London’s Floating Village aims to provide a new, exciting offer across the water itself.

A collection of flexible platforms could host a variety of uses including a swimming pool to be known as the Royal Docks Baths with future potential for a spa and gym, a wake boarding centre, a public boardwalk and floating gardens, cafe, restaurants and a destination bar. The floating village could become a year round, day/night attraction lending itself to community events, as well as corporate entertainment and conferences.

Granted planning permission in 2011, London’s Floating Village has become a precursor for a wider conversation about a more permanent, residential led, floating village in the docks.