FIRST CENTRAL PARK ROYAL

London

Three contemporary brick courtyard buildings frame three garden squares to create a new high-density residential neighbourhood, delivering 807 homes of a mix of sizes, types and tenure. Set on the location of a former Guinness Brewery which was demolished in 2005, the design of the buildings takes cues from the Brewery’s 1930s industrial brick architecture and references the London mansion block typology.

First Central Park Royal is part of a larger existing development comprising residential and office accommodation within a parkland setting overlooking a lake. These new buildings will vary in height between five and nineteen storeys, with the taller blocks along Lakeside Drive, allowing upper units views of the park and water. Individually, each component has its own visual identity and a mix of housing typologies while incorporating spaces for small local businesses and community uses.

This project aims to contribute to the regeneration of the wider Old Oak and Park Royal Development area, providing new residential capacity in a location that has been identified to transition from the industrial character of plots to its east and the ‘West London Parkland’ character to the west. The neighbourhood’s layout will also help to provide better links to local transport hubs. In both form and connectivity, new buildings are placed and oriented to nurture the development of a busy and vibrant community with new public realm and community spaces woven into the design.

Team

Client
Fairview & L&Q
Landscape Architect
MacFarlane Associates
Planning Consultant & EIA
Deloitte LLP and Fairview New Homes
Townscape and Built Heritage
Nathaniel Litchfield & Partners Ltd
Services Engineer
Silvers

Data

Area
2.2 Ha
Units
807
Location
Old Oak Common, London, NW10