They took inspiration from the quayside where a number of warehouses line the river along with the traditional smoke houses of the Fish Quay. The design for Smokehouses responds directly to these buildings, especially their industrial edge, from the shape of the buildings to the red zinc that wraps over the sides to form the roof. Now, when you hop on a ferry and look across the river, the Smokehouses will lock seamlessly into the view along the quayside, blending the past with the future.
Smokehouses are designed in balance with the surrounding environment.
The ground floors open up to the quayside and connect to a landscaped riverside walkway where fresh air, sea and sky dominate. They make the perfect home for those with seafaring souls.
The first two Smokehouses north of the docks will be the first new homes completed on the waterfront at Smith's Dock, bringing you even closer to the Tyne.
The architecture is oriented according to the sun's path to enjoy as much natural daylight as possible, while the pitched roof tapers respectfully to maximise light for nearby buildings.
Clad in natural zinc, the warm, robust texture of the building's exterior reflects the daylight and enhances the building's form.
To the front, large glazed windows and lower level walkways connect to the riverside, bringing Smokehouses residents even closer to the local landscape.
About Smith's Dock
Smith’s Dock is taking its place at the heart of a new neighbourhood. A modern coastal community just a stone’s skim from the city centre.
Making the most of the waterside location, it will be home to beautiful contemporary living and thoughtfully designed public spaces and plenty of places to eat, drink and play.