Hallsville Quarter, 2015

mixed-use regeneration project in Canning Town

Haworth Tompkins worked closely with Bouygues Development on the first phase of a major new regeneration project in Canning Town. A mix of unit sizes, types and tenures are provided including 50 affordable rent and shared ownership units for One Housing Group; flats and two and four storey town houses for private sale.

The first phase comprises a 7500 sqm foodstore at ground level over a basement car park. Above the foodstore, 179 new homes were created around the perimeter of a large, shared, landscaped garden. The scheme also includes a new Energy Centre, which will provide heating and hot water for the whole of the masterplan area.

The site mediates between the hostile environment of the A13 flyover and a new Town Place which forms part of the public realm created as part of the wider masterplan. The key challenge of the site was how to mitigate the environmental impact of the A13 flyover. In response to the noise and pollution, we created a terrace of lightweight single aspect town houses that contained the courtyard and provided protection from the noise and pollution of the flyover.

The architectural design seeks to form a coherent urban block creating an active urban street frontage to the new Town Place and Rathbone Street with a more abstract sculptural approach to the A13. To avoid presenting a blank facade to this very visible of elevations, we developed an eye catching lattice frame which follows the line of the flyover and is designed to take planting and lighting and to provide some visual animation to this face of the building.

“Through intelligent and well-considered designs and layouts, Haworth Tompkins have helped us create the first phase of a new town centre for London.” Richard Fagg, Bouygues Development


bouygues UK

affordable housing partner

one housing group

private housing partner

mountain capital

Main contractor

bouygues uk

project manager


structural engineer


services engineers

hoare lea/Cofely Ineo/Kane heating

Landscape Architects

Landscape Projects

picture credits

simon kennedy/philip vile

Behind the scenes
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