Southall Waterside, Ealing, London

Inaccessible, underutilised and heavily contaminated by industry, the 45 hectare former Southall Gasworks provides a significant opportunity to capitalise on Crossrail investment, and transform the local area. Drawing on the original Borough motto ‘For All’ and existing cosmopolitan culture, Southall Waterside is a dynamic urban quarter – designed to support all lifestages, nurture a sense of belonging, and act as a catalyst for wider regeneration. Now on site, the multi-award-winning new quarter will feature 3,750 homes, leisure and retail set in 5.6 hectares of public squares and parkland. Project Delivery

  • One of London’s largest and most significant regeneration projects, delivering the Mayor’s first Strategic Housing Zone
  • A kilometre of revitalised canalside, extensive cycle paths, walking trails and footbridges opening access to Minet Country Park, and creating a new canalside destination
  • The Vision was shaped through a stakeholder engagement to address the complex planning challenges of a site straddling borough boundaries between Ealing and Hillingdon
  • The Flow is a remarkable new public promenade which will add a new dimension to Southall, connecting Crossrail to the Canal and Minet Country Park - urban vitality to peaceful nature
  • A hub of new social infrastructure including a primary school, health centre and community hub, as well as a commercial hub offering job opportunities and apprenticeships, and a mix of retail, food and leisure experiences
  • An innovative ‘Staged Placemaking’ approach addresses the 25 year delivery – ensuring Southall Waterside functions successfully as a place at every stage. This radical departure from traditional phasing has enabled early delivery of mixed uses close to Southall Station
  • A Soil Hospital has been installed and is operational, providing an efficient and sustainable ground and soil remediation process
  • JTP worked very closely with the client and design team in the unprecedented use of BIM at this urban scale Using Revit as part of the design process allowed multiple options to be tested in detail, measuring viability and exploring the composition and scale of proposals
Practices: 
JTP
Client: 
Berkeley Homes West Thames
Region: 
London
Disciplines: 
Architecture
Masterplanning
Urban Design
Sectors: 
Residential Schemes
Public Realm Design & Transport Planning
Mixed Use Brownfield Regeneration