Fulham Reach, London

JTP has designed detailed proposals for a series of eight individual buildings at Fulham Reach, each with a contrasting character within high quality landscaped public realm. The first of these, Distillery Wharf, reached completion in 2014, providing a new riverside walkway with pontoon which allows owners of light vessels such as canoes, rowing boats and small motorboats to alight and access the development.

Fulham Reach is located to the east of Hammersmith Bridge between the River Thames and Fulham Palace Road. The site is in close proximity to Hammersmith with its range of facilities and transport links, and benefits from a south facing aspect towards the Harrods Furniture Depository, and overlooking Frank Banfield Park to the north.

The site was acquired by St George in 2009 and JTP were appointed to prepare a residential-led, mixed use masterplan for the site the following year. The submission of the hybrid planning application for the masterplan followed an extensive, twelve-month community engagement process focused around a Community Planning Weekend with regular forums, exhibitions and newsletters. The resultant masterplan is structured around the creation of a series of connected public streets and spaces including a new landscaped central boulevard linking Frank Banfield Park to a new riverside park and improved riverside walk.

The development will create a total of 744 one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments, and four houses with 25% affordable housing throughout. A private communal courtyard for residents of Distillery Wharf is located at first floor level, whilst other blocks benefit from semi-private ground-level courtyards and private gardens. 

Project Delivery

  • Extensive, twelve-month community engagement process with stakeholders including the local community, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and residents groups. Process focused around a Community Planning Weekend with regular forums, exhibitions and newsletters.
  • Masterplan structured around the creation of a series of connected public streets and spaces including a new landscaped central boulevard linking Frank Banfield Park to a new riverside park and improved riverside walk.
  • A range of ground floor mixed-uses establishing a new riverside destination including restaurants, retail and flexible ground floor employment space.
  • Underground parking and vehicular access strategy enabling over 50% of the public realm to be vehicle free.
  • A series of individual buildings with contrasting character provide a total of 744 one, two, three, and four-bedroom apartments with 25% affordable housing.
  • Courtyard gardens, balconies and roof terraces provide a range of private and semi-private amenity space.
  • Outline planning application for the site along with a detailed planning application for phase one submitted in February 2011, with approval granted in September 2011.
  • Planning approval achieved in less than twelve months from appointment.
Practices: 
JTP
Client: 
St George
Region: 
London
Disciplines: 
Architecture
Masterplanning
Public Consultation
Sectors: 
Residential Schemes
Public Realm Design & Transport Planning