Carpenters Wharf, Hackney Whick
by Studio Egret West
Carpenters Wharf is a new mixed-use scheme alongside the canal in Hackney Wick. The building’s mass has been divided into smaller elements to address the historical scale of the canal side setting, whilst contributing to a vibrant public realm that integrates with the local artistic community.
Located between Victoria Park and the new Olympic Park, the character of Fish Island is one of transformation. For fifty years the site of Carpenters Wharf was home to the furniture makers A. Younger who shipped timber down the canal to this location and crafted sideboards, tables and chairs. Today, Carpenters Wharf sits within a growing business and residential community where many of the old factories and warehouses have been gradually re-purposed into bars, breweries, restaurants, galleries and workspace.