North Wharf Road London, Paddington Building, England, Photos
North Wharf Road
Paddington Basin Development, London – design by Fletcher Priest Architects
30 Jan 2008
North Wharf Road London
Design: Fletcher Priest Architects
FLETCHER PRIEST’S PADDINGTON BASIN SCHEME GETS GREEN LIGHT
Fletcher Priest Architects design proposals for Derwent London’s North Wharf Road scheme won planning consent from Westminster City Council last week (Thursday 10th January).
images : Cityscape Digital Ltd.
Simon Silver of Derwent London comments; “This is one of the last major sites within Paddington Basin to be developed and we are very excited about the proposals which will provide a striking architectural addition to the regeneration of the wider area. We are familiar with Paddington following the successful pre-letting of our Telstar development to Rio Tinto, and we’re confident about the continued growth of the area as a business destination.”
Two new buildings are proposed: a sixteen storey office building of 240,250ft2 net (22,300m2) and a 100 unit residential building totalling 73,000ft2 net (6,780m2); for a prominent site directly opposite the proposed new entrance to Paddington Station, across the Grand Union Canal.
The existing building that currently restricts public access to the waterfront and spans the canal will be removed. The new designs respond to the site’s position by the canal and open up the canal side to allow public access for the first time in over 40 years and creating 1200m2 of new public space.
The proposals are innovative and sustainable – an external diagrid structure for the offices creates column free space and dynamic shading. An apartment building enjoys timber-veiled facades and balconies, a canopied ground floor café and gallery next to the canal.
Both buildings will use an open loop aquifer thermal energy store to reduce carbon emissions and a combined heat and power engine in the residential building would not only meet the development’s combined hot water and heating needs but would export electricity to the office building. Beyond this, the plans for both buildings show them exceeding building regulations and include an accessible green roof for each that would not only enhance the total building performance but would provide spectacular open space for the people living and working there.
North Wharf Road – Building Information
Developer: Derwent London
Architect: Fletcher Priest Architects
Structural Engineer: Arup
M&E Engineer: Cundall
Quantity Surveyor: Davis Langdon
Project Manager: Buro Four Project Services
Arup Façade Engineering
Arup Wind Engineering
Arup Transport Planning
All Clear Designs
Environmental Planning & Assessment Ltd.
Alan Saunders Associates
Gordon Ingram Associates
North Wharf Road Building images / information from Stratton & Reekie on behalf of Fletcher Priest Architects
Location: North Wharf Road, London, England, UK
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