Marine Wharf that located in Lewisham, United Kingdom, was designed by GRID Architects’ designs for the new buildings running alongside the Grand Surrey Park are reminiscent of the former dock buildings and pitched-roof warehouses that lined the canal. Overhanging balconies – with some cantilevering way out over the park – echo the canal-side loading gantries.
The area along and around Store Street makes reference to the back streets behind the former dock wharves, with varying building heights, mixed brick types, and balconies of differing colours to provide variety across the scheme. For the Baltic Basin area, residential buildings sit on commercial podiums which are highly glazed.
The linear Grand Surrey Park on the western side of the development has been conceived as an echo of the site’s former use, reinterpreting the canal as a soft landscaped channel with a footpath running along the route of the old tow path. Timber platforms ‘float’ within the channel, and will provide the space for dedicated play areas.