The Queens Wharf riverside development lies within a conservation area and in the setting of the grade II* Listed Hammersmith Bridge. Three other architectural firms have had applications refused for this site.
We, along with our client A2 Dominion, have successfully secured planning consent from the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham for 81 new home and basement level parking, with ground floor riverside restaurant overlooking a new section of the Thames path. The proposed scheme gained support from English Heritage for its sensitive response to the conservation area and listed bridge .
The proposed scheme will contribute to the regeneration of the Fulham Reach riverscape and add to the quality of the local townscape in this area with an innovative design that includes a new section of riverside walk and the reuse of a derelict site.
The design is seven storeys high on the river frontage, reducing in height to four storeys on Crisp Road, to relate to the scale of the existing street. The riverside facade is curved and responds to the river and the setting of the grade II* Listed Hammersmith Bridge.
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 setting. Brick is the primary material along Crisp Road blended with a glass and steel and timber façade, which radiates around the river-walk.