Plans for 165-home third phase of Peabody and Hill scheme on former Olympic Park approved
Housing association Peabody and developer Hill have won consent for the 165-home final phase of residential buildings at Fish Island Village, a regeneration project on the former Olympic Park.
The three blocks designed by Stirling Prize-winning architect Haworth Tompkins will complete the sequence of buildings fronting the Hertford Union Canal.
They will also bring to completion the third phase of a project whose first two phases started on site in 2017 with buildings designed by Pitman Tozer (Monier Road), Lyndon Goode Architects (Lanterna) and Haworth Tompkins (Neptune Wharf). The Stirling Prize-winner also masterplanned the live-work development.
When complete, Fish Island Village will contain 588 mixed-tenure homes and 5,522sq m of commercial floorspace when it is completed in August 2021.
Planning authority the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) praised the proposals as meeting its demand for “outstanding architecture”.
Graham Haworth, director of Haworth Tompkins, said: “This is a complex inner-city development so it’s encouraging to see the last piece of the puzzle, the final buildings in our Neptune Wharf masterplan, commencing construction.
“The corner building fronting the A12 completes the third urban courtyard, providing an additional 165 homes, opening up public access along the whole canal-side through a new street and pocket park in Smeed Gardens.”