Pelican Quay 2018-08-03T13:26:41+00:00


Imperial Street, Tower Hamlets


Mixed-use urban renewal providing 544 new-build residential apartments & 1,335m2 of commercial floor space

Breathing new life into a substantial area of brownfield land in East London, Pelican Quay was at the forefront of a cutting edge redevelopment planned for the west bank of the River Lea. Extending up to 19 storeys and combining dynamic design with the bold use of colour and materials, this landmark development was aimed to inspire the master planning of a new residential quarter.

Developed to enliven the riverside, Pelican Quay incorporated an extensive area of public space linking Imperial Street to the River Lea waterside path. Lined with shops & cafes, elegantly landscaped with elements of hard and soft surfacing, informal seating and public art, the central walkway and river frontage aimed to establish a new community for the local area and for the Borough.

With multiple buildings looking out on to significantly divergent urban conditions, the scale, form, massing and aesthetics of each block were remodelled to address the specific boundary conditions, whilst retaining the overall character of the design.

Engendering a landmark, scale is focused towards the river, where extensive areas of glazing lighten the mass during the day and generate a dramatic skyline at night.