Phoenix Heights

London E14

Located on Mastmaker Road this high density project consists of 199 mixed tenure homes with integral community areas. The mixed residential development varies in height from 3 to 23 storeys. Family sized units are located at the base of the building having direct access to rear gardens, a playgrounds and communal courtyard areas. Smaller sized units are located higher up in the tower enjoying views across London from roof terraces and balconies. The form of the building evolved from an urban study and negotiates a tricky shift in scale from the two storey houses on the nearby Barkantine Estate to the 25+ storey heights of the emerging Millenium Quarter south of Canary Wharf. A new pedestrian route across the south of the site links the two areas.

A community space was designed as an integral part of the project and incorporates a rooftop sports pitch. The development makes use of a local ‘Combined Heat and Power’ system and includes greenwalls, bird boxes, bat boxes, insect bricks and biodiversity roofs to help develop local eco-systems.

Client: Ballymore Group/One Housing Group


2015 Shanghai Expo

2011 Finalist in the New London Awards

2010 RIAI Award

2010 London Evening Standard New Homes Award for ‘Best new development in the Affordable Homes sector’

2010 Shortlisted for LEAF Award ‘Residential Building of the Year’

2009 Shortlisted for ‘Best New Place to Live’ at the RTPI London Planning Awards

2008 Des Res, The Building Centre

2007 Sustainable London, The Building Centre


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VIEW/Dennis Gilbert