A planning application that associates to a mixed-use development scheme was submitted by Developer Regal London. This project at Orchard Wharf in London Docklands is between the A13 and the Lower Lea Crossing and has also been vacant for approximately 30 years.
The developer now plans to bring the site back into use. The proposals are brought with a mixed-use development “respecting the wharf’s history and heritage”. Leamouth Peninsula regeneration with logistics, landscape and living are the major focus areas.
Regal London will reactivate this vacant safeguarded wharf into a first-of-its-kind last-mile logistics port. The development includes new river infrastructure, 135m2 of flexible commercial space, and more than 8,200m2 of warehouse space and offices.
It is suggested that the wharf development will help get freight off roads and onto water. Overlooking the Greenwich Peninsula and O2 arena to the south, the scheme would also have 826 apartments across six tower blocks.
The new public realm and open space in around 6,750m2 would meet the potential for a new pedestrian route connecting Orchard Wharf with East India Dock Basin. This can be used as a nature reserve in the current situation.
JTP is associated as the lead architect with Regal London on the site, Besides, Aukett Swanke and Spacehub are partnering with Regal for this project.