Our challenge at Deals Gateway was to create a mixed-use building on an important corner site. The development was the final phase of St James’ successful OneSE8 development, just south of the River Thames between Deptford and Greenwich. Our design creates a perimeter block that connects to the adjoining OneSE8 development and can be can be read as three elements. This form provides definition to the streetscape at this important intersection with a public outer face. There is also a private inner courtyard.
A 90 bedroom hotel marks the corner of Blackheath Road and Deals Gateway, facing the DLR and bus transport hub. The lobby and restaurant generate activity along the streetface. Either side of the hotel are two wings which make up the other elements of the scheme. The western wing provides 36 units for private sale. The eastern wing provides 20 live/work units along the Blackheath Road frontage, 11 affordable homes, and a further 36 apartments for private sale.