The Lighterman is a residential development designed by Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher, on behalf of Knight Dragon. The scheme consists of 3 elements, a 24 storey tower orientated to take advantage of the East to West long range views, and 2 smaller courtyard buildings which are located next to the Thames path and again take advantage of the stunning riverside views. The scheme provides 224 high quality residential apartments of which 55% are allocated for affordable housing.
Phase 1, which consists of the intermediate and social rented apartment buildings is due for completion in late November. These buildings have a metallic balcony mesh which beautifully contracts with the brickwork external façade.
Work to the main tower element is progressing at a rapid pace with the concrete structure completed and windows and cladding chasing up the building. The whole scheme is due to be finished in June 2017.