St Katherine

Royal Foundation of St. Katharine

Northern Site Redevelopment





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Two Stage Design & Build

The Royal Foundation of St Katharine has been working with Acorn and Galliard Homes on plans for the future of St Katharine’s Precinct.

This major mixed-use development of the Foundation’s Northern Site in Limehouse, presents a unique opportunity to deliver the Foundation’s core offer and provides a new residential and community hub for this part of Tower Hamlets.

Founded by Queen Matilda in 1147, the Royal Foundation of St Katharine (RFSK) has served as a centre for worship, hospitality and service for over 800 years. It is one of England’s longest running charities. The core of RFSK’s mission is to provide visitors with a centre for retreat, reflection and prayer. The Foundation also provides complementary overnight hospitality and conference facilities, which we are looking to expand.

These plans present a unique opportunity to ensure the Foundation and its offer is fit for the future. Redeveloping the Northern site will allow a new community hub, significantly enhancing what the Foundation can provide to local people.

The detailed proposals for the Northern site include:

- A new community café, along with meeting rooms, flexible workspace and cookery school.

- New space and connections, including a landscaped courtyard for the Foundation and a new public link between Butcher Row and Ratcliffe Lane

- c.95 new homes, with a balanced unit and a proportion of affordable housing

- c.35 hospitality rooms and expanded spiritual retreat facilities

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