Boatmans Wharf

Fronting Millwall Outer Dock, the existing seven-storey commercial building has a poor relationship with the surrounding public spaces, with no active frontages, little attempt to engage with its context and a blank façade to the dockside path. The proposed buildings of 13 and 20 storeys would introduce commercial uses and residential entrances at ground floor – including dining along the dockside frontage – allowing the building to re-engage with the surrounding public spaces, and enhancing links, amenity and safety. A new setback to the dockside releases a quarter of the site as public open space in the form of a new landscaped piazza.