Scheme Evolution

Key characteristics of the site’s form are

  • Many buildings on the site have significant heritage value, are Grade II Listed or directly reflect the working heritage of the yard. Any changes need to be undertaken with sensitivity to respect the nature of the historical buildings and the site as a whole
  • Several structures, such as the 1960s office/mess block located near the site entrance are detrimental to the sites character. The removal of these would greatly enhance the visual value of the area
  • There are empty spaces (especially after the removal of the non-historic buildings) that create opportunity for the construction of good quality new buildings and structures
  • The Canal Yard is one of the most important spaces and the Wharf and working spirit of the yard needs to be retained
  • The key views of the site are along the canal corridor and from Bulbourne Rd