Re-imagining Butler’s Wharf

Providing place, purpose and employment

Our proposal for Reimagining Butler’s Wharf has pause, play and connection at its heart. Our aim is to co-create a place that sits lightly on the land, that responds to the needs of the community and is delivered with real commitment by invested people.
For this project we collaborated with our sister company Thomas Matthews and the local business and charity, Goldfinch Furniture/London Reclaimed as we have important shared values. These organisations are set up with a social purpose, an appreciation of skill and craft, and a commitment to positively impacting people, place and nature.
Interventions will have multiple, interacting functions built from reclaimed and re-fitted furniture with local craftspeople, to carbon capturing trees, peaceful sensory gardens and intellectual stimulation – delivered by designers that are ultra-local and socially driven.
Strategic themes of Zero Waste, Localism and Co-design have guided our thinking and will be at the heart of any development. Creating time to listen, to explore and to challenge will ensure that, together, we design a place for the many lives of Butler’s Wharf.


Butler's Wharf Riverside Trust


Shortlisted Competition


  • London Festival of Architecture and the Butler's Wharf Riverside Trust, Shortlisting

Team Credits: 

Thomas Matthews

London Reclaimed/Goldfinch Furniture