Albert Wharf is a mixed-use development overlooking the Thames in Fulham. The scheme responds to the unique nature of the site, enclosing the concrete batching plant that currently occupies a safeguarded wharf within a sealed disclosure. This provides the opportunity to build around and above the working wharf with a largely residential complex integrated into the changing urban fabric.
The development is edged with lower buildings that complete the street frontages and mediate between the scale of the development with surrounding context. Taller buildings are grouped around a central courtyard and set behind these are perimeter blocks with the highest blocks overlooking the river. Below the residential development to the south, the wharf enclosure is edged by a new extension of the river walk, with a restaurant, cafe and gym. These facilities open the riverside integrating the development into the surrounding public realm.
The roofscape is rich and varied, providing private roof terraces for a large number of residential units at the upper levels together with areas of biodiverse seedum roofs.
Steven Abbey, Chris Bearman, Matt Drury, Angie Jim Osman, Miles Leigh, Hazel Mcgregor, Oliver Ralphs, Arpad Toth,
Environ Uk Ltd
Peter Stewart Consultancy