The plans for a new ferry terminal at the Harrods Wharf were submitted last November to the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. The proposal, yet to be validated, has been drawn up by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands (LDS) architects, design consultants, and urban planners on behalf of Jamie Waller (Barnes resident, entrepreneur, and philanthropist).
LDS’ design for a new ferry terminal at Harrods Wharf, consists of two single-story pavilions with a simple façade and form that respects the setting of the Grade II listed Harrods Furniture Depository behind it – now the Harrods Village residential development. It will use prefabricated elements, where possible, to minimise the construction period and disturbance, allowing it to serve the community’s needs as quickly as possible.
With sustainability in mind, it is proposed that a reused structure and materials such as recycled composite decking are used. Photovoltaic panels on the pavilion roof will generate part of the energy requirement, and the pavilions will have a green and a brown roof to increase biodiversity and lessen the visual impact from Harrods Village residential properties.
LDS has a strong reputation for Thames crossings, having previously created the Golden Jubilee Bridges and the renowned Illuminated River art project, lighting Thames bridges (winner of multiple awards).
“With its reputation for sensitivity towards heritage assets and local ecology, LDS has the relevant skills and expertise to successfully deliver the Harrods Wharf project. I’m delighted to be working with them,” added Jamie.
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