On a site just off Silvertown Way, at the gateway to London’s Royal Docks, sits a 2-acre site previously occupied by two thriving businesses – Goswell Bakeries and Moss Electrical. Between them these businesses employed over 100 people as part of a once thriving community. Now these buildings are occupied by a completely different group of people who are there to kickstart a revolution.
At Cathedral we are consumed with a passion for creating new, thriving and sustainable places. Our friends at the House of Fairytales are a group of extraordinary people who exist to change hearts and minds, Through creative engagement with children, their team of artists, performers, writers, educationalists, designers, musicians, film makers, dreamers and philosophers, led by artist Deborah Curtis and Gavin Turk, creates magical, parallel worlds as transformative learning experiences for young people of all ages and their families. We like this.
The way they work fits with the way we want to design and develop our schemes. So we have invited Deborah and Gavin to join the architects on our design team as we work through the early stages of our design process. They will also create the framework for the way we engage with the local community throughout our design and development process.
The site is five minutes walk from Canning Town Underground and DLR station and in close proximity to the new Emirates cable car terminal. Along with our architects and the House of Fairytales we are currently drawing up plans for a mixed-use scheme which will incorporate 350 residential units and 25,000 sq ft of commercial space and anticipate submitting a planning application mid 2013.
Find out more about The House of Fairytales www.houseoffairytales.org
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