Plantation Wharf was developed in the 1980s as a ground- breaking “Live-Work” Estate on the south bank of the Thames, comprising 100,000 sq ft of office space and 200 residential units. The new owners of the site wanted a fresh approach, a more extensive management regime and a new vision to unlock its’ potential. This was achieved by re-balancing the mixed-use ratio of the development by adding 50 more residential units. To incorporate this extra space into the existing site, the design made use of “Permitted Development” planning criteria at that time, to change some of the office space to residential use to provide some of the units, additional units were delivered by constructing another level on the office building block and a further 4 levels on the residential tower. Making use of the sites riverside location a pier was designed to provide a new Thames Riverbus stop and residential moorings.