This six-storey building consisting of eight flats is located on a difficult former slipway site on the River Thames. The design approach was to work with the context of wharf building typology that once dominated the area. There is a playful response to the familiar warehouse gable form allowing the surface form a new materiality behind which the dwellings are ‘slipped’. Materials are mindful of the context, using local brick and sustainably resourced timber. fourth—space delivered the project from concept to completion (design & build contract) on time and on budget.