Wild At Heart, Turquoise Island, Westbourne Grove

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

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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.

Turquoise Island

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.

Turquoise Island
222 Westbourne Grove
London
W11 2RH
Telephone: +44(0)20 7727 3095
Email: 
island@wildatheart.com

Opening Hours

Mon to Sat: 8am – 6pm

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