As part of a new residential and retail complex at Fulham Wharf, a scheme was proposed to reconnect the jetty to the shore with a new single storey ecological education centre located on the upstream end. This extraordinary new jetty will house an ecological education centre for the local community together with a bio-diverse wildlife reserve.
Beckett Rankine assessed the viability of the plans taking into consideration the jetty’s location adjacent to a busy safeguarded wharf. In addition to planning consent the scheme also required licences from the PLA, EA and the MMO which we organised for the client as well as reviewing the jetty’s structural adequacy.
The plans for the centre were developed in partnership with Thames Explorer Trust and Hammersmith and Fulham Urban Studies Centre. and the approval will initially see the building used as a marketing suite for the regeneration scheme before a local educational environmental charity takes over.