Press 03.07.2024

Bromley-By-Bow Gasworks receives resolution to grant planning

We are delighted to announce that the gas holder site at Bromley-by-Bow, East London, received a Resolution to Grant planning by the London Borough of Newham’s Strategic Development Committee. This once-in-a-lifetime project by St William (part of the Berkeley Group) will see the conversion of a unique collection of seven listed gas holder frames into new residential accommodation with the addition of a 1.7ha public park, new community uses housed under the spectacular exposed frame of a gasholder roof, a 60m diameter living pond, fully accessible public realm and extensive connectivity across the site.

The masterplan, led by lead architect RSHP, marks the next stage in the evolution of this prominent site from one of the largest gas storage facilities in London to a fully accessible residential masterplan.

Gillespies worked closely with historic and townscape specialists Montagu Evans to research the rich history of the area and unlock an appropriate narrative for the landscape design. Key to this was an understanding of the previous landscape typologies on site, with an emphasis placed on a sustainable water story that referenced the flow of the ancient marshland that once dominated the area. Our team is working with ecologists Temple Group to create a resilient and biodiverse planting programme that will follow the large-scale remediation of the site.

The next step is the finalisation of a Section 106 agreement, after which work can begin on-site in 2025.