Developed by Ballymore & Oxley, and located at the landmark Royal Wharf development, the pier is a contemporary response to the traditional British seaside pier, welcoming locals, commuters and tourists to its shores.
In addition to becoming the latest stop on the Uber by Thames Clippers service, the pier provides a large public space for Londoners, consisting of an 162m2 viewing platform and 65m walkway completely wrapped in glass to allow for unparalleled views across the water.
The Royal Wharf Pier was architect’s Nex-’s first foray into marine architecture in London. The ambitious build which secured planning 2016, was constructed offsite in Holland, and travelled almost 300 miles by water to reach its current home at our riverside development. The steel, selected by Marine Engineering Consultancy, Beckett Rankine, due to it being incredibly strong and light, is painted a dark grey to ensure the colour weathers well on the river, whilst the balustrade and ceiling of the pontoon is a copper shade to create a feeling of warmth.
“Royal Wharf Pier is a game-changer for East London connectivity”
Royal Wharf Pier responds to the diverse needs of Londoners, both as a viable alternative method of transport and through its promotion of the Thames, widely seen as an untapped and underused resource. As a fully-operational station on the popular Uber by Thames Clippers service, Royal Wharf Pier offers locals a new and more comfortable way to travel to many of the capital’s most visited destinations, including Canary Wharf (23 mins), Tower (34 mins), London Bridge City (38 mins), Blackfriars (45 mins) and Embankment (52 mins.)
Royal Wharf Pier has gone on to win a selection of awards since the launch. These include, the Transport and Infrastructure, by NLA awards back in 2019, then going on to win the Regional Finalist Award in 2020 by Civic Trust. The Pier also took home the Moving Category Award in 2020 by, New London Awards and the National Finalist Award this year by Civic Trust.