Housing development in Beckton named London's best residential project
PUBLISHED: 12:05 18 May 2018 | UPDATED: 12:28 18 May 2018
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The Royal Albert Wharf, a housing development in Beckton, has been named the 'residential project of the year'.
At the RICS Awards on Wednesday (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors), the project took home the top spot for being London’s best residential project, as well as being recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects.
The development will have three blocks containing 350 homes – 40 per cent of which will be affordable, under affordable rent and shared ownership schemes.
It’s built on an old pharmaceuticals warehouse, and as a nod to it’s history, a working pumphouse will be kept on the site.
The wharf is being constructed by the Stratford-based unit of Galliford Try Partnerships.
Managing director, Stuart Brodie, said: “As a leading regeneration business it is particularly pleasing and rewarding when the team’s hard work is
recognised with such highly regarded awards, even more so when you consider the high calibre entries that we were up against.
“RICS and RIBA are two of the most esteemed bodies within the property and construction industry and their stamp of approval is true testament to the quality of our work.”