Eastern Quay, London

Gardner Stewart Architects
Date Built
2002 - 2003
Royal Victoria Dock
This apartment building sits beside the Royal Victoria Dock, across from the ExCel Exhibition Centre, in London's Dockland.  The architect's website says of the building that, " This 13 storey development of 73 mid-range apartments provides a dramatic eastern gateway building to London’s Royal Docks. Situated on the waterfront with views to the City & the City Airport, it is the concluding development within Phase 1 of this multi-award winning Urban Village. A clever response to context sees the building rise from 6 to 13 storeys, whilst speed of delivery is enhanced by approximately 85% prefabrication. Continuous, glazed terraces enhance amenity provision and an exceptional net to gross ratio allows capital expenditure to be focused on best quality materials helping to maximise longevity and sustainability.  From the outset the building was designed to ensure longevity by the inclusion of a highly adaptable frame together with the specification of high performance cladding materials. A concierge facility ensures the ongoing management is as sustainable as the building itself."