The Quays

The Quays liveThe site of the development Land Adjacent to The Quays, Cumberland Road

Update (October 2017)

The Society supports the development of this site to build 20 serviced apartments. The Society opposed the first design, which would overdevelop the site and be significantly taller than an expired permission. This is an important site with prominent elevations that face the Harbour to the north and Cumberland Road to the south. The developer has now revised the design so that there would be an interim step between Wapping Wharf to the east and the lower roof height of the Quays to the west. There have been other improvements to the design of both main elevations. The Society supports the current design and has suggested improvements to mitigate the hard landscape between the building and Cumberland Road.

Quays drawingsArtist's impression of latest proposalUpdate (Feb 2017): The developer has withdrawn the initial application.

The Society supports the development of this site to build 20 serviced apartments. Unfortunately, the Society cannot support this proposal, which would overdevelop the site. This scheme would be significantly taller than an expired permission. This is an important site with prominent elevations that face the Harbour to the north and Cumberland Road to the south.

The intrusion of height on this narrow frontage, which is constricted by the neighbouring developments, would harm the appearance of the new urbanisation of the area. The height of the building should not exceed the height of the expired permission, which stepped down from Wapping Wharf to the east and The Quays to the west. Among other suggestions the Society has asked for the developer to redesign both the north and south elevations to make the windows and balconies read coherently. The balconies are too small to be habitable. The Society suggests that there should be more planting to mitigate the hard landscape between the building and Cumberland Road.

To locate this site, use this link to the Google map of the area.

John Frenkel
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