There’s nothing like a summer’s day down by the harbour enjoying food and drink from local businesses and Wapping Wharf is the spot to do exactly that whilst watching the world go by. However, a collection of shipping containers at Wapping Wharf are to be removed and replaced with a 12-storey high permanent building as part of new development plans.
The proposals for Wapping Wharf North will see the businesses housed in the temporary converted shipping containers at CARGO moved to a new, permanent home, alongside new flats, shops, restaurants, takeaways, a market hall and workspaces.
There will be two new sustainable buildings, arranged on a two-storey podium with five wings above, that make up Wapping Wharf North. These will step down in height from 12 to five storeys to preserve important views of St Mary Redcliffe and St Pauls churches.
The landmark building will front onto Museum Square towards the Harbourside with the CARGO restaurants and homes at upper levels, as well as feature cascading green terraces where everyone can enjoy unique views across the harbour. There are also plans to have a rooftop restaurant on its tenth floor and a public viewing area looking out over the harbour.
The Wapping Wharf building will also include the double-height food and produce CARGO Market Hall for small independent businesses with a central area for seating and pop up community events. In addition, there will be more than 30% of the site “dedicated to striking, landscaped public streets and spaces for everyone to enjoy”, with a new pedestrian route linking Rope Walk and Museum Street.
Public consultation on the proposals for Wapping Wharf North takes place from June 21-July 8. Drop-in style consultation sessions will be held at CARGO Work on June 21 and 22 June from 4-7pm and then an exhibition of the proposals will also be on display on the Wapping Wharf site hoarding on Museum Street. You can also view the proposals here.