Commissioned in 2013 the Great Eastern Quays were part of the massive redevelopment of the London docks providing 1,800 flats, commercial buildings and offices.
This part of London was previously known as "The gateway to the world" as it was situated at the end of the train line and passengers/cargo were then transported accross the world from here. The design of the buildings was sympathetic to the warehouses, taking account of its heritage with a contemporary twist. Residents are able to enjoy architectural diversity in an urban setting overlooking the water. The contractors have utilised stack bonded brickwork features, both horizontal and vertical around the windows.
Working closely with Taylor Maxwell, the client Notting Hill Genesis, and the main contractor Vistry Partnerships. Three bricks were chosen, Autrique, Zola and Bembridge Antique providing each building a unique look with distinct identities.
The Zola and the Bembridge Antique bricks were selected to recreate the traditional facade, and the Autrique was laid in an innovative manner, with feature brick panels being stack bonded both vertically and horizontally. The stacked bricks around the windows are contained within recessed panels, which creates a shadow line across the buildings facade to break up the elevations.
Check out the stunning images of the Great Eastern Quays below!