From carpark to welcoming ensemble
Queens Park Station Area
Location: London, UK
Client: London Borough of Brent (Regeneration and Major Projects)
Programme:Mixed-use development for a 0.76 ha site with 137 homes, ground floor retail and new office space
The site for this project is underutilized land adjacent to Queen’s Park Tube Station in North West London. Significant alterations to the existing road network consolidate a surface car park and a number of occupied and un-occupied building plots for comprehensive redevelopment into a welcoming urban ensemble.
Following intensive consultation and design reviews with local stakeholders the preferred layout proposes a cluster of individual buildings which collectively form a new urban block with the ambition to make the ground floor as active as possible – with numerous entrances and shop windows in order to link the existing activity along the local streets. The number of dwellings within each building has been carefully considered in relation to the mix of units and the tenure and, where possible, the number units per floor hasve been reduced in order to promote social integration and community within each block. The team felt it was important to consider child densities and a relationship to a good quality, private external space.
The project will achieve a Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 rating, a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating for the new office and a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating for the retail space.
2011 Start Masterplan
2012-2017 Architecture all stages