Fish Island Village Set To Reanimate Disused London Area With Homes And Creative Office Space
Peabody will build a residential and office scheme that supports London’s creative and technical entrepreneurs. The development is on the site of a disused warehouse fronting the Hertford Union Canal in Hackney Wick East London, opposite the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Work has already started on-site.
Peabody tapped Haworth Tompkins to design 408 units within the phased site, known as Fish Island Village, which comprises 13 buildings, and includes a range of one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom homes as well as communal areas and public squares.
Fish Island Village, combined with adjacent sites designed by Pitman Tozer and Lyndon Goode Architects, will provide 580 homes to rent and buy. The scheme also includes 57k SF of workspace, of which 48k SF will be operated by The Trampery, a London-based social enterprise that designs and operates spaces to drive entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation.
The buildings are arranged to form new courtyards, and will overlook the canal, streets and a public square or garden.
Fish Island Village is part of an ambitious plan to revive this site in East London and to engage the vibrant artistic community while creating much-needed homes and affordable workspaces to help build on the thriving creative industries at Fish Island.