Global Architecture Firm Moves To London Dock

6th May 2016

Computer generated image of the refurbished Pennington Street Warehouse in the London Dock development

Award-winning international architectural and masterplanning practice, JTP (formerly John Thompson and Partners), is moving its head office to the London Dock development in Wapping by St George. The architecture studio will relocate to the listed Pennington Street Warehouse in 2017.

Craig Carson, Managing Director of St George City said: "We are delighted that JTP is moving to London Dock and will be the development's first permanent commercial occupier.

"The Pennington Street Warehouse is already home to 90 artists' studios. This fantastic vaulted building, which is steeped in history of trade and enterprise, is fast becoming a hub for creative businesses."

JTP's recent projects include the regeneration of St Clement's Hospital in Bow; Battersea Power Station; Bow River Village; The Hamptons in Worcester Park; West Hampstead Square; and Putney Wharf for St George.

The new office will be located within the Grade II listed Pennington Street Warehouse which is being sensitively restored to accommodate a variety of uses. As part of the masterplan, new routes are being created through the warehouse onto the London Dock site providing public access to the site for the first time in over 200 years.

The first route will be delivered as part of the new office for JTP. The 313m-long warehouse was built in the early 19th century as part of the former London Dock network: the first enclosed commercial docks in the capital.

JTP will be moving its London team of 90 staff to London Dock and has designed the office interior to create a contemporary design studio, whilst respecting the heritage of the listed building.

St George was granted planning permission for London Dock in March 2014. The 15 acre site is being transformed into a vibrant new neighbourhood with 1,800 new homes (486 of which will be affordable) and 180,000 sq ft of commercial space, ideal for the creative industries and contributing to Wapping's growing creative quarter.

The development will be set within 7.5 acres of beautifully landscaped open space, with a public square at its heart which can stage events throughout the year including local markets and concerts. The Quayside, a new pedestrian boulevard, will link Vaughan Way to Tobacco Dock activated with shops, cafes and restaurants. A 375m long Promenade will create a tranquil waterside pedestrian route connecting St Katharine Docks to Tobacco Dock and beyond. A unique art and text trail will weave its way through the public realm revealing the history and heritage of the former docks.

The first residents will move into their homes in autumn 2016.

For further information, please contact FTI Consulting:

Ollie Pratt T: 0203 727 1428 E: Ollie.Pratt@fticonsulting.com

Sian Disson T: 0203 727 1747 E: Sian.Disson@fticonsulting.com

Notes to Editor

About Wapping

A stone's throw from the City and Tower Bridge, Wapping is one of the capital's best kept secrets: a thriving and growing cultural quarter. What was once the centre of London's international trade is home to some of London's most exciting creative businesses including Bow Arts Rum Factory (90 affordable artist studios), Wilton's Music Hall theatre, Aedas architecture practice, Wapping Hydraulic Power Station (formerly the Wapping Project and the venue for an Annie Leibovitz photography exhibition in 2016) and Studio Spaces photography studio.

About JTP

JTP is an international placemaking practice of architects and masterplanners with extensive experience of delivering successful projects for both private and public sectors throughout the UK, Europe, China, Russia and the Middle East.

From their studios in London, Edinburgh and Hangzhou JTP undertakes placemaking projects at every scale from cities and towns, to neighbourhoods, streets and the design of individual buildings.

JTP is passionate about placemaking and the practice's unique approach has been recognised with over 200 design awards over the past 20 years.

About London Dock

In March 2014, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets granted permission to St George to transform London Dock site in Wapping into a residential-led mixed use development.

The world-class Patel Taylor masterplan includes:

· 1,800 homes, 486 homes (30%) of which will be affordable

· 180,000 sq ft of commercial floorspace

· 7.5 acres of landscaped open space (6 acres of which is public space) including a major new public square at its heart

· Land for a six form entry secondary school and sixth form college for 1,200 pupils

Construction of London Dock started in September 2014. The first residents will move into their homes in summer 2016.

The first meanwhile use of London Dock's Pennington Street Warehouse was 90 affordable artists' studios for Bow Arts Trust, which launched in June 2015.

St George is contributing over £6 million in Section 106 funding for local leisure facilities, public open space and public realm improvements, as well as extensive local employment and training commitments, including 65 apprenticeships.

St George is proud to be a member of the Berkeley Group, London's leading mixed use developer and a FTSE 100 company. We regenerate brownfield land to create thriving new communities in attractive landscaped environments.

Since 2000, St George has delivered 9,500 homes, 2,700 (30%) of which are affordable, 920,000 sq ft of commercial floorspace and 83,000 sq ft of community space, as well as 36 acres of open space. Each home St George delivers creates or sustains 5.6 jobs.

In 2002 St George was the first residential developer to be granted the Queen's Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development. The Berkeley Group as a whole received this prestigious accolade in 2008 and again in 2014. In 2015, the Berkeley Group won the Sunday Times Housebuilder of the Year Award and was awarded National Property Company and Residential Property Company of the Year by Estates Gazette.

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