The New Millwall Fire Station and Canary South, E14

The Millwall Fire Station and the Canary South Mixed-Use Development is located in the increasingly popular area of Isle of Dogs, London. The preferred concept, realised through a consistent design methodology, included a brief to provide a new fire station and headquarters, with facilities fronting West-ferry Road together with a residential development which would appropriately respond to the urban setting and financially contribute to the creation of the new facility for the London Fire and Emergency Planning Service.

The design as a whole was organised around a central courtyard, which offered a safe and secure amenity space to both the housing for sale, as well as the affordable housing. An interesting feature at the end of the courtyard was the fire practice tower, around which the fire service staff practice life saving techniques; providing additionally a degree of theatre to the courtyard itself.