Century Quay

Client : Prowting Homes

Completion: 2002

Century Quay was one of the first projects to initiate the regeneration of Sutton Harbour. The site was assembled by a private client and once planning approval had been gained, it was developed by Prowting Homes. The design evolved to meet varying pressures both in terms of the commercial risks in a fragile market, balanced against the planning aspiration to replicate a wharf-side aesthetic using natural materials.

The proposal grouped apartments around an enclosed ‘Japanese’ gravel garden overlooked by deck accesses above. To maximise waterfront views enclosed balconies were designed to provide shelter and richness to the street scene.

Double height penthouse apartments were designed with sleeping decks, taking advantage of the panoramic views to the east. Restaurant and interpretation units on the ground floor address the quayside and provide active frontages. There is secure, on site parking.