Project: Rathbone Market Plot 2: Aurelia
Client: English Cities Fund (ECF)
Project size: 2,800m2
Product: Wienerberger’s Incana WF & Toledo Waterstruck WF
Architect: Churchman Landscape Architects
Contractor: John Sisk and Son
The second phase of a substantial redevelopment project in East London has came to a close following an investment of some £25m. Aurelia, the name given to the second phase of the redevelopment, saw Rathbone Market – a project developed by English Cities Fund (ECF) - a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal and General Property and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) - modernised, bringing new, purpose-built facilities for market traders within the Thames Gateway.
As part of the redevelopment, a team from Churchman Landscape Architects were tasked with providing the bulk of the public realm landscape, linking phase one with phase two and the future phase three. A core consideration, within the landscaping brief, was to improve the connectivity between the transport interchange at Canning Town, the newly developed market square, residential developments south of the A13 and the local town centre on Barking Road. To assist in meeting the brief, the design team specified Wienerberger clay pavers in both Incana and Toledo Waterstruck colours via landscaping materials supplier Hardscape.