Wild At Heart Westbourne Grove, Turquoise Island London, Notting Hill Florist
Wild At Heart – Turquoise Island
Westbourne Grove Flower Shop, Building in West London – design by CZWG, architects
17 Sep 2011
Westbourne Grove Flower Shop
Photographs © Adrian Welch, taken on 17 September 2011
Westbourne Grove building:
Wild At Heart
The distinctive public toilet and florist building on ‘Turquoise Island’ was designed by Piers Gough of CZWG. The programme is inspirational – flower shop + toilets – a lovely, functional intent for a slim triangle of public space. Florist Nikki Tibbles beat 70 rivals to win the lease on this shop on the tip of the island, and her flowers are also found at luxury London stores Harrod’s and Liberty.
In 1993, horrified at the thought of a ‘Portaloo’ on their local traffic island, the residents of Westbourne Grove commissioned architect Piers Gough to design something more elegant. The result was Turquoise Island. At one end are the lavatories, a landmark for cabbies and tourists alike, while the other end is host to the flower shop.
222 Westbourne Grove
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Location:222 Westbourne Grove, London E2 8EA