Sailmakers Building and New Residential Development


WAG are currently working on this green new mixed use scheme in Limehouse, London. The development will contain a new residential block at the rear of the site whilst the existing listed building will contain a bar, recording studios, art and sculpture exhibition space, a yoga space and artists studios. The project is currently being prepared for planning. The scheme will collect rainwater, recycle greywater, and combine solar water heating with a sustainable combined heat and power solution for the new flats and existing building. The main structure of the new building will be constructed from structural timber panels (tying up around 200 tonnes of CO2 in the structure). Images shown here are work in progress.

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About Sailmaker’s Building:
“the listed building at 11 West India Dock Road only retains its original front and east wall. A rare former sail makers warehouse which was subsequently used for making specialised equipment for steamship merits serious consideration for statutory protection.” GLIAS: GREATER LONDON INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY SOCIETY Notes and news — August 2000 “Threatened historic buildings in Limehouse Conservation Area” Tom Ridge

1 Comment so far

  1. rodrigo November 15th, 2007 1:10 pm

    Hi i am a spanish student of architecture, i saw your section of this building and i get in love with it, Serious very much inconvenience that you were putting a floorplant. Thank you.