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The design of the contemporary homes and studios for local artists at Deptford Foundry is inspired by the industrial history of the site. Currently under construction, the development replaces a former redundant metal foundry. When complete the development will provide 316 new homes and 2,975 sqm commercial space.
With eight buildings of varying heights and Cobalt Tower, a distinctive 22 storey tower, the development is arranged between converging railways. The tall building forms a marker for those travelling in and out of the capital. A new central, pedestrian and cycle route is part of the urban design through calm and tranquil landscaped spaces and two new public squares.
The client set out to create a new vibrant community integrated and connected to the local community. J Stone and Co were based at the site for over a hundred years. They manufactured metal items ranging from copper nails to 17 ton propellers. Conceptually, the buildings are designed as a series of contemporary warehouses. Inspiration came historic photographs of the stacks of metal, mould boxes used in the manufacturing process of the foundry.
Contact: Andrew Long, Stewart Drummond, Michal Affanasowicz, Dominic Mayer, Dorota Knet, Ryszard Stanik