Washington Street skyscraper to tame the Kingston Bridge
March 22 2023
Proposals for new build-to-rent homes on a brownfield site at 82-90 Washington Street are being brought forward by CA Ventures and Hoskins Architects.
Previously home to Snodgrass Flour Mill, the 0.3ha site will be activated by ground floor commercial uses and new public realm, reconnecting the former warehouse district to the waterfront.
The difficult urban site faces challenges from the Kingston Bridge undercroft as well as the presence of a major electricity substation, demanding an 'exceptional landmark project signalling urban redensification'.
Communicating the ambition behind what is proposed the applicant wrote: "The redevelopment of the site provides all the ingredients for a 'landmark' development of quality with required ambition and investment which will allow an inventive and creative approach."
The preferred massing solution envisages a giant tower dwarfing the motorway below and rising from a mixed-use plinth comprising retail and leisure. An enhanced east-to-west connection through the urban block will also be established.
A formal planning application is not expected until June.
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