Fish Island Village, Phase 3, 2021

final residential element completes development of 588 homes in east London

Fish Island Village is a joint venture development between Peabody and Hill, with Phase 3 completing the residential elements of the development and the sequence of buildings fronting the Hertford Union Canal. Designed to reflect Hackney Wick’s industrial heritage while heralding the area’s urban transformation, the development aims to achieve the robustness and permanence of the area’s historical warehouses, while creating a legible public realm composed of public squares, yards and tree-lined streets.

The scheme comprises a cluster of five buildings arranged around a courtyard. Continuing the rigorous architectural language and material palette of masonry across the site, the buildings use a combination of brick types to emphasise the individual blocks and use a modular gridded façade to formally relate to the concrete framed buildings of the earlier phases. The ensemble of buildings increases in height towards the A12 to form a distinct landmark corner - the LLDC Quality Review Panel have praised the distinctive character of this prominent building.

All homes have terraces, balconies or winter gardens in addition to access to a new courtyard garden. Sheltered communal rooftop gardens to two of the blocks afford views over the canal and to Victoria Park, with the potential for food growing allotments. On completion, the three phases of development will provide 588 mixed-tenure new homes, 25% of which are affordable. A total of 5,522m2 of workspace is accommodated in fully glazed street-level units across the whole site, which will be made available to sustainable fashion businesses in London and creatives local to Hackney Wick

client

Peabody and Hill Partnership

Structural/Civil Engineer

MLM

Landscape Architect

Place

Planning Consultant

CMA planning

Services Engineer

DW Pointer and Partners