This project involved the redevelopment of an underutilised brownfield site in West London. The 10-acre mixed-use development will be built on the former Dairy Crest site and will deliver affordable housing, community spaces (such as a health centre and music and arts facilities) and landscaped public gardens.
Our masterplan proposes a mid-urban mixed-use development of residential, commercial and retail uses with the aim of breaking down the current isolation of the site by creating new vehicular and pedestrian linkages to the northern, southern and western boundaries. We propose two new key public spaces, an urban arrival square, which acts as a gateway into the site, and a central garden square which acts as the communal heart to the development. Our scheme provides the area with 1,150 new homes.
The aim is to create a neighbourhood in which all aspects of urban life and living can take place. The development will have a variety of building heights throughout the site, within an average 8-11 storeys through the urban and garden squares, and a single taller 31-storey-high block to the north of the site. Our public realm strategy is centred on creating a rich and varied sequence of spaces, and the proposal includes a basement where all car parking, bicycle parking, refuse and plant areas are located, allowing the ground floor to exist as an attractive garden landscape free from the compromise of servicing requirements. After receiving planning permission, the site has now been purchased by Imperial College.
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