Sugar House Island

Vastint, Stratford London

Sugar House Island: flexible offices on historic island site


Sugar House Island is a new, 26 acre, canal-side neighbourhood, providing 1,200 new homes, a school, a hotel and 58,000 sqm of office space on the waterways of east London, a few minutes from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  CJCT are involved with a number of projects at the site and I managed the planning and delivery of three new buildings, which provide 27,000 sqm of offices, above commercial, food and retail units that line the site’s main public realm, Chimney Walk.

Historic Influences

The three buildings reimagine traditional brick warehouses, to create contemporary offices that reference the site’s industrial heritage as a printing and dye works on the east bank of the Three Mills river.  A two-storey plinth encloses the public realm of Chimney Walk and wraps up and over the tallest office building to mark the main entrance to the Sugar House Island development.  Large windows and high ceilings flood the dual aspect offices with daylight, and generous roof terraces emphasise the focus on health and wellbeing that is central to a high quality design aiming for BREEAM ‘Excellent’.

Client: Vastint

Structural Engineer: Gravity

Services Engineer: Futureserv

Landscape Design: Planit-IE

Contractor: Copper Projects

Facade and Superstructure: Deprom

Role: Associate, Design Team Leader, Client Management

Further info here soon