North Wharf Gardens

North Wharf Gardens presents a unique opportunity to create a new pocket park in an urban quarter of Paddington, encapsulating a unique set of culture-led, placemaking ideas which will contribute to Westminster’s cultural identity.

The vibrant, residentially-led mixed-use development will deliver 485 new homes, affordable business, retail and social and community spaces, including a new primary school, and, at the heart of the scheme, a new public garden for Paddington. This garden will provide a physical and visual link between the mix of uses whilst connecting the development to the wider neighbourhoods to improve the social cohesion in the currently fractured district.

A theme of connectivity prevails across many dimensions of the design. A key aspiration was to develop a tree-lined route across the site that released a new view of the existing listed church and created a direct link and ‘green gateway’ between Paddington Basin and Paddington Green. This ‘desire line’ as well as the hostile environmental conditions generated by the site’s location adjacent to the Westway/A40, influenced the scheme layout and design from the outset whilst ensuring the mix of uses complemented the surrounding area and addressed the brief to achieve a successful residential-led development with a wide range of housing. The residential buildings, ranging from 11 to 18 storeys, cluster around the garden to create an outward-facing development that ties into strategic networks and establishes links with the diverse surrounding neighbourhoods (Little Venice, Church Street, Paddington and Edgware Road).

3D Visualisations
Landscape Architecture
Public Consultation
Urban Design
Residential Schemes
Retail and Town Centres
Commercial Office & Employment Space
Mixed Use Brownfield Regeneration
Green Infrastructure & Open Spaces