North Wharf Gardens, Paddington

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Hermitage Street
Road widening and public realm improvement for two way traffic
Hemitage Street frontage
Street tree planting and public realm improvements
Main entrance lobby
Accessible and double height reception space
Harrow Road
View from Harrow Road & A40 south towards Hermitage Street
Garden elevation
Masonry & stone clad elevations overlooking gardens
North Wharf Road
Former North Westminster Community School buildings on site due to be demolished
Roofscape
Varied roofscape to promote views and maximise daylight to proposed and existing buildings
Hermitage Street Elevation
In context with consented Nº1 Merchant Square beyond
Detailed design for Site 1 of emerging masterplan for North Wharf Gardens in Paddington Basin. The £70 million mixed-use scheme, will deliver 150 new residential apartments as well as retail, business, social and community space and an improved public realm.

The overall masterplan covers 1.48 hectares in Paddington Basin, on the site of the former North Westminster Community School, within the City of Westminster. Subject to consent, Site 1 is due to start on site in 2013, with completion expected in 2015.

The first phase will include the widening and public realm improvement of Hermitage Street for two way traffic and the development of a number of buildings ranging between 11 and 15 storeys in height.  This will consist predominantly of residential accommodation, as well as 1,250 sq.m of community space, 560 sq.m of retail space and a gym.  Public realm and open space is integrated into the design and will comprise soft green spaces broken up by hard landscaping, play areas, seating areas and open grassland.  Private amenity space for residents will include balconies and roof terraces. The residential units will be designed to meet Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 and other uses will be rated BREEAM excellent.

The theme of connectivity runs throughout the scheme’s design to create a vibrant development that responds to and integrates the area creating a new residential quarter for Paddington Basin and completes the regeneration of the area.  It is designed to be culturally rich and provide a mix of spaces to complement the needs of the Basin and the local area.  Crucially, particular emphasis has been placed on public spaces and pedestrian routes, running through and around the site to integrate it with its surroundings. The main focus will be a new landscaped garden accessible to residents and workers in the neighbourhood and beyond.

Proposals for Site 2 of the masterplan are being developed for the balance of the site. This future phase will include housing, retail, affordable business space, social and community uses as well as a 4* hotel and serviced apartments. All to be clustered around a new pubic garden. The site sits in the heart of the City of Westminster immediately adjacent to Paddington Basin with Paddington Walk to the west, and the Richard Rogers designed Waterside House to it's south occupied by Marks & Spencer. The eastern half of the site is bounded by the partially completed Merchant Square that includes the approved 150m tall building 1 Merchant Square.

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New neighbourhood in Paddington Basin
North Wharf Gardens, Paddington
North Wharf Road
Paddington Basin

Client

Amwaj Property

Sectors

RIBA Stages

Proposed use

Site history

Former North Westminster Community School

Site area

0.6

Gross internal area

26,173

Density

246

Plot ratio

1:4.4

Construction value

71,000,000

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