PLANNING SECURED FOR SIGNIFICANT 300,000 SQFT OFFICES AT SUGAR HOUSE ISLAND, STRATFORD
Careyjones Chapmantolcher has secured planning permission for three commercial buildings that create the High Street frontage for Sugar House Island, VASTINT’s mixed use development in East London. At pedestrian level, 40,000 sqft of flexible space provides for a number of retail, restaurant and café units that line the development’s principal public realm, Chimney Walk. The upper levels of the buildings provide 290,000 sqft of office floor space.
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’.