Gallions to the Thames 1
Ahead of the 2012 Olympics, with industries from the Lea Valley relocating to the Royal Albert Basin this project for a new public space around the DLR station, created an urban centre for this emerging neighbourhood.
In anticipation of the area’s transformation into a residential and working neighbourhood, an armature of public and pedestrian spaces focuses on a square at Gallions Reach DLR station and a new riverside park. Character and local identity is drawn from the scale, huge skies and post-industrial qualities of this riverine location.
The new station square is paved in high-quality dark brick, emphasising the site’s openness. Maritime pines are planted around robust, bespoke timber and steel benches, providing focus and shade.
Awards & Publications
- TOPOS Magazine, 'Gallions to the Thames', 2010
- Winner: Building Design Public Realm Architect of the Year