Docklands - Surrey Quays

During the 1980's, whilst Paul was at Macintosh, Haines & Kennedy, he worked on three large projects in the Surrey Docks area of London Docklands. The projects were Greenland Passage, Columbia Wharf & Lawrence Wharf.

Greenland Passage

Greenland Passage was one of the first major developments in the Surrey Quays. Two blocks were built, one either side of the old Greenland Lock. The lock was re-furbished and the old Greenland Dock now contains private sailing boats.

The development was a joint venture between Macintosh Haines & Kennedy, ISLEF (Denmark) and Danish Architects, Hence the names of the various blocks.

When this development was built in the early 1980's, certain bricks were very difficult to obtain. The left hand block in the above picture was built using Danish bricks. They were shipped across the North Sea, up The Thames and unloaded right by the site.

A model showing the development at Greenland Passage
 
Photograph of King Frederick IX Tower Photograph of Queen of Denmark Court Photograph of Queen of Denmark Court Photograph of Queen of Denmark Court Photograph of Queen of Denmark Court and King Frederik IX Tower

Columbia Wharf & Lawrence Wharf

Both Columbia Wharf & Lawrence Wharf were developed into flats and apartments. This was a joint venture between Macintosh Haines & Kennedy, ISLEF (Denmark) and Danish Architects, Hence the names of the various blocks.

A model of Model of Columbia Wharf & Lawrence Wharf
 

The apartments at Lawrence Wharf have been converted into the Hilton Hotel.

Photograph of the courtyard Photograph from the lock gates Photograph from the lock gates Photograph of Nelson Dock between Columbia Wharf & Lawrence Wharf