|Type||mixed tenure residential|
|Location||4 Mastmaker Road
Tower Hamlets, London
|Management||One Housing Group|
|Roof||65 m (213 ft) (East Tower)
54 m (177 ft) (West Tower)
|Floor count||23 (East Tower)
21 (West Tower)
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Brady Mallalieu Architects|
|Structural engineer||Walsh Associates|
|Services engineer||Hoare Lea|
Phoenix Heights, also known as 4 Mastmaker Road, is a mixed tenure residential development in the Docklands area of London, near to South Quay DLR station and Canary Wharf. It forms a social housing commitment developed as part of the nearby Pan Peninsula project.
Phoenix Heights consists of 199 mixed tenure homes with integral community areas significantly having a high proportion of family homes with access to outdoor space in such a high density location.
The development varies in height from 3 to 23 storeys negotiating an abrupt shift in urban scale from the Barkantine Estate to the West with the emerging Millennium Quarter to the East. Family sized units are located at the base of the building having direct access to rear gardens, a playground and communal courtyard areas. Smaller sized units are located higher up in the towers enjoying views across London from roof terraces and balconies. A community space was designed as an integral part of the project and incorporates a rooftop sports pitch. The development makes use of a local 'Combined Heat and Power' system and includes greenwalls, bird boxes, bat boxes, insect bricks and biodiversity roofs to help develop local eco-systems. The distinctive skyline and elevations of the building include coloured fibre cement cladding panels, large overhanging canopies and projecting balconies which contrast with the restrained aesthetic of Canary Wharf. Piers Gough described the development as 'humanist architecture of raw funky collage'.
The building won a 2010 RIAI award for 'Best Overseas Project' and an Evening Standard Award for 'Best New Development in the Affordable Homes Sector'. The project was shortlisted for 'Best New Place to Live' at the 2009 RTPI London Planning Awards and Best Residential Building of the Year at the 2010 Leaf Awards.