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This redevelopment of riverside land was previously occupied by cold stores, warehouses and industrial units. To create a new neighbourhood of well-considered homes that regenerates the local area, restores the urban streetscape and creates new public spaces for the community to reconnect with the riverfront, we used high-quality, durable materials. The result is a subtly textured composition that will stand the test of time and that residents are proud of.

The façades offer an air of elegance. Dark concrete panels, acid-etched to expose the aggregate giving a hint of sparkle, have a refined vertical grain formed from a relief pattern of striations imitating panel joints, and the expressed mullion of the curtain walling screens. The buildings animate the street with a series of duplex townhouses fronted by landscaped ‘privacy’ buffers. The community centre acts as a gateway to the neighbouring school with which the space is shared, located at the end of the terrace of town houses on Llewellyn Street.

Phase 1 provides 182 units of tenure-blind affordable housing, including 15 duplex town houses and a 210m2 community centre. Chambers Wharf is a redevelopment of riverside land previously occupied by cold stores, warehouses and industrial units. Future phases are currently on hold due to the construction of the Thames Tideway Tunnel. When the remainder of the project goes ahead, which includes a 16-storey tower, the scheme will encompass a total of 589 apartments.

Project information

  • Client

    St James Group Ltd

  • Status


  • Area

    63,000 sq m

  • Consultants

    Contractor: St James Group Limited
    Structural Engineer: PTA
    M&E Engineer: Hoare Lea

  • Elements

    120 affordable apartments
    62 intermediate apartments
    Basement containing
    183 parking spaces
    Retail space
    Community centre
    Code for Sustainable Homes rating target: Level 3