The Liberty Building celebrates London docklands historic industrial heritage, whilst using modern methods of construction and creating homes fit for the 21st century.
Unusually for the area, a new south facing landscaped public space provides the setting for 155 mixed-tenure homes, opposite to Crossharbour DLR station which is just three stops from Canary Wharf. The architectural form that makes up the scheme respects the local townscape.
We secured an enhanced planning consent which increased the height of the main building from 23 storeys to 26, with an increase from 134 to 155 open market and affordable homes.
The Liberty Building demonstrates that super-density living can be successfully woven into London’s urban environment when undertaken in a sensitive manner. High quality placemaking around the whole of the built form provides a useable, permeable and well connected public realm.
‘The Docklands Totem’, a sculpture conceived in collaboration with the artist Alison Russell, is a focal point of the development. The totem illustrates the historical narrative of the area, constructed in an innovative way.