An ambitious regeneration project on the Isle of Dogs to create 1500 new homes as well as a new primary school and college, two new public parks and a variety of commercial space.
Our challenge at Millharbour Village was to create a sense of place and residential identity whilst satisfying the need to create a 1500 new homes within a restricted site on the Isle of Dogs.
The regeneration of the Isle of Dogs remains one of Europe’s largest long-term projects.
The Big Idea
Canary Wharf is a district of opportunity and growth. It is within the context of residential towers being designed by Foster and Partners and Herzog de Meuron, that the Stirling Prize shortlisted team of Studio Egret West and Hawkins\Brown, have come together again to develop a neighbourhood of six 30-storey new build towers. This new residential quarter will integrate two public parks, three educational facilities and nearly 6000sqm of supporting uses that will offer amenity and local facilities for the new community.
Key to the success of Millharbour Village is the creation of a characterful public realm and playful landscape that is able to tell a story about the history of the site. The public realm will become the glue between the various components of the scheme.
Our vision is to create an attractive, spacious and socially inclusive environment in which families, communities and businesses will flourish.
The Bigger Picture
The public spaces at Millharbour Village have been designed to reflect the site’s history and estuarine character; bringing ecology and generous public open space back to Millharbour and Millwall Dock.
Two parks are proposed - each with a distinct character that reflects the use of adjacent buildings and the specific opportunities in their location.