The 200 unit residential scheme lies immediately opposite Paddington Green and is the final phase of Berkeley Homes (Central London) Limited’s West End Gate Masterplan. Set within the Paddington Green Conservation Area, the site is next to the former Children’s Hospital and the Grade II listed No.17 & 18 Paddington Green.
Piercy&Company felt strongly that introducing a new element into this historic context demanded a sympathetic approach to scale matched by a materiality that would be in keeping with the rich terracottas and Victorian ornamentation of the conservation area.
The scheme is a mix of studios to 3-bed penthouses across a range of tenures. A massing strategy of 5 stepping elements from 4-storeys to 15-storeys across two residential blocks around a central courtyard mediates between the scale of the Paddington Basin, the West End Gate massing and the historic setting of Paddington Green.
Both buildings are dressed in terracotta coloured precast concrete and feature a textured pattern to the base and chamfered window reveals. The geometric pattern was influenced by the tiles found in the Grade II* Listed St Mary’s Church on the green opposite.
- Client: Berkeley Homes (Central London)
- Location: Paddington Green, West London
- Type: Residential
- Gross Floor Area: 180,000 sqft
- Stage: RIBA Stage 2
We developed a simple rhythm of terracotta coloured precast concrete piers and window openings that referenced the rubbed red brick and terracotta dressings of the adjacent Children’s Hospital. The textured pattern on the ground floor piers and chamfered window reveals provides an architecture that is more generously detailed at a human scale.Stuart Piercy, Piercy&Company
5 March 2018
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