Queens Wharf Riverside development planning consent
A2Dominion has been granted planning consent for its 25 million Queens Wharf development by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. The scheme has been designed by Assael Architecture.
The project will transform the existing Queens Wharf site. It will replace an existing, derelict four-storey office building with a residential scheme offering 89 homes and a restaurant with river views, while also creating a new section of Thames footpath.
The new building will rise from four storeys on its Crisp Road frontage to seven storeys facing the River Thames. The design of the scheme creates a curved façade in response to the Grade II* Listed Hammersmith Bridge and was supported by English Heritage. The building steps back at the ground floor to create an increased sense of space for the river walk whilst providing natural shading and valuable outdoor terraced space for the restaurant. It steps back again at the sixth floor to create generous terraces for the upper floor flats and enhance the townscape overall. Brick is the primary material along Crisp Road blended with a glass and steel façade, which wraps around the RiverWalk.
The site has a long history of planning refusals and has been subject to schemes by Conran & Partners, Scott Brownrigg and Zedfactory.
The proposed scheme will contribute to the riverside with an innovative design, which will add to the quality of the local townscape. The proposed form and height is appropriate to the conservation area context along this part of the riverside, and will respect the setting of the listed Hammersmith Bridge.
The architect, Niall Cairns, of Assael Architecture, said of this approved scheme: “We have overcome the issues of previous proposed schemes. This project for A2Dominion is an elegant development, which offers occupants and visitors the opportunity to enjoy this unique riverside location. It is sensitive to its surroundings, in particular the Grade II* listed Hammersmith Bridge, and dramatically enhances the area for all to enjoy.”