Goodluck Hope is a new high density mixed-use development occupying a prominent river frontage, surrounded by water on 3 sides adjacent to both the River Thames and River Lea. The scheme is being led by Ballymore following on from their success at London City Island. Previously in industrial use, the site will be comprehensively redeveloped to deliver 841 residential units within a series of new buildings of up to 30 storeys in height. Designed by Allies and Morrison the scheme adopts a contemporary architectural approach which echoes both the rich history of the area and the site itself.
The scheme seeks an innovative approach to layout designed by Allies and Morrison being built around a public road which is required to be kept open during construction. New buildings are arranged around yards and semi-private communal gardens with an architecture which highlights roofscape inspired by an understanding of London’s historic wharfs, the scale of their buildings and the character of the spaces they create.
The development will provide a series of high quality open spaces – including a new public square situated around a Grade II Listed dry dock and caisson (which will be renovated as part of the proposals). To add to the vitality of the development, the scheme also includes new retail accommodation, business and leisure space and the opportunity for new education accommodation (potentially to be utilised by the neighbouring Faraday School). The scheme will also have access to a new Thames Clipper pier at Trinity Buoy Wharf.
Goodluck Hope is the winner of the Unbuilt Public Spaces category at the NLA 2018 Awards, and the Building London Planning Awards in the category of Best New Place to Live.
Goodluck Hope was approved by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Strategic Development Committee in July 2016. Rolfe Judd Planning is also working to deliver the scheme on site with construction having commenced in 2017 and completed in 2022.