Ironworks, Fish Island
2001 - 2005
At Fish Island in Bow, East London, a derelict industrial site overlooked a site of unexpected natural beauty where the River Lea converges with the canal network directly opposite the Olympic site.
Our scheme has transformed this site into a development of 70 live/work units and commercial space set around a tranquil courtyard open to the Lea River basin with spectacular views over the water towards the Olympic site. The southern wing terminates in a nine-storey ‘full stop’ which overlooks the basin, with projecting glass bays taking advantage of views both up- and down-stream. The scheme also retains the old industrial forge building.