HTA longlisted in Thamesmead Waterfront Competition

We are thrilled to announce we have been longlisted in the Thamesmead Waterfront Competition. Peabody published a longlist of 10 teams, featuring more than 100 firms and designers, for its £8 billion Thamesmead Waterfront development. 

The submission led by HTA Design features Tonkin Liu, new south London firm Kristofer Adelaide Architecture, POor Collective, AR-Urbanism, Ullmayer Sylvester, The Young Foundation, Beyond the Box, Nigel Dunnett, Green Infrastructure, Waterman, Steer and Buro Happold.

The two-stage competition – organised by Colander Associates – will select a ‘visionary and strategic’ masterplanner to work with the housing association and its joint venture partner Lendlease on the enormous 100ha scheme. The Thamesmead Waterfront project will be the largest in Peabody’s history and collaborations which extend ‘opportunities to smaller, diverse practices and those with local knowledge’ were encouraged. 

John Lewis, Peabody executive director Thamesmead, said:

 ‘We are delighted with the response to this hugely exciting opportunity. The quality of thinking behind each submission was incredibly high, and we’ve enjoyed discussing some wonderfully innovative approaches to the opportunities and challenges that this special project presents.’

Thamesmead is a 760ha settlement east of Woolwich on the southern banks of the River Thames. The area has been the subject of major redevelopment programmes since the 1960s and is now home to about 45,000 people. Since 2014 the housing association has been working on a £1.5 billion renewal of the Thamesmead Estate.

The £8 billion Thamesmead Waterfront project, focusing on undeveloped land next to the Thamesmead Estate, is expected to deliver thousands of new homes along with commercial and leisure space, new green and blue landscaping, and a river frontage.


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