[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] Terry Farrell and Partners has submitted plans for this 434-home development at Paddington Basin in Westminster, London
Centred around a ‘biodiverse’ landscape, the design features five buildings containing housing and 18,600m² of retail and commercial space. The scheme also provides 91 socially rented dwellings and 2,800m² of ground and first-floor community space.
The development is part of a £350 million Farrell-designed masterplan for the regeneration of the former canal basin district. The practice was appointed to the masterplanning job in May 2008 after working in the area for 30 years.
A new green space encircling the development will include an ‘indigenous woodland’, flower beds and nature trails.
Each of the new buildings is topped with a green roof and make use of photovoltaic panels and a grey water recycling system.
The North Wharf Gardens project could also benefit from a proposed medical clinic, community crèche, youth centre and business start-up support centre.
Masterplanner and Architect: Terry Farrell and Partners
Project Management: Knight Frank
Planning Consultants: Knight Frank
Landscape Design: EDCO
Service Engineers: Hoare Lea
Transport Planning: Arup
EIA consultants: Waterman
Sustainability consultants: Camco
Structural Engineers: WSP Cantor Seinuk