Leamouth South, London

Surrounded by water and overlooking the O2 Arena, this new 2.5 ha development on Leamouth’s southern peninsula will deliver up to 804 new homes, a new brewery and residents’ club facilities, additional educational space and over 14,000 sqm of retail, restaurants and flexible workspace. The project involves the creation of a new high density neighbourhood at the confluence of the Rivers Lea and Thames within the historic dockland setting of the Trinity Buoy Wharf and East India Dock.

Leamouth was once a focus of the ship building industry which has resulted in a site steeped in a maritime, industrial history. The in-filled graving dock in the centre of the new neighbourhood will become a new public square leading to a riverside path around the peninsula which continues up to Canning Town Station, via London City Island. The architecture is founded on an understanding of London’s historic wharfs, the scale of their buildings and the character of the spaces they create. In keeping with this heritage, the designs embody a contemporary warehouse theme of medium rise brick buildings with pitched rooves together with three new tall buildings one of which is crowned with a lantern room.

The proposals include a mix of housing typologies from studios to four bedroom family houses, arranged around yards and semi private communal gardens.


Ballymore Group
Allies and Morrison
Structural engineer
Service engineer 
Hoare Lea
Quantity surveyor 
Gardiner and Theobald
Environmental surveyor 
Waterman Group Plc
Hayes Davidson and Visualisation One


2.72 ha
Residential units
Leamouth Peninsula South,
Tower Hamlets,
London E14