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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

  1. TOPOS Magazine, 'Gallions to the Thames', 2010
  2. Winner: Building Design Public Realm Architect of the Year
10 07 swooping pavement
11 06 bench and trees
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  1. Client: London Development Agency
  2. Related projects: Tottenham Green, Olympic Greenway, Armada Green