Enderby Wharf

  • Location

    Greenwich, London, UK

  • Client

    West Properties

  • Team

    Designed with SOM, London as Studio Head / Senior Designer

  • Size

    119,100 m² (1,281,980 ft²)
    21 storeys, 75m tall
    1200 Apartments, 200 Hotel Rooms

The Enderby Wharf project is located on the Greenwich Peninsula, south of the 0² Arena in east London, part of an overall regeneration zone, converting disused industrial land into mixed use, river-oriented developments.  The history of the site is significant in the fact that the transatlantic cable was manufactured here, marked by the spooling derricks and historic Enderby House, which occupies a commanding location along the river edge.

The proposal was for a mixed-use development including residential, hotel and retail.  The creation of a new urban park on the river was the genesis of the project, with long bars of programme lining the edge.  A tall residential tower marked the northern edge of the site, providing an architectural focus for the project.  The massing of the low-rise bars explored a system of interlocking and stacking, subtly canting and angling facades to create street undulation as well as orient views up and down the river.  Further façade investigation included studies of layering and opacity, symbolic of sediments and stone.