New work: The Gateway, White City Place
The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham has granted permission to a hybrid planning application for The Gateway, a trio of new buildings within White City Place. The project is the last piece of the jigsaw in the exciting new hub for creative businesses and organisations, completing the regeneration of the former BBC Media Village including buildings designed by the practice which first opened in 2004.
The Gateway will offer approximately 106,500 sqm of new office space with a range of space available to suit both SMEs and larger businesses, and an active ground floor comprising shops, restaurants, new squares, streets and gardens. Gateway East, the detailed component of the hybrid application, will be composed of a porous base, a distinct podium of green terracotta baguettes and an articulated tower clad in green and white ones. Two additional buildings, Gateway Central and Gateway West form the outline component of the application.
Designed for Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan and AIMCo, the project builds on the recently refurbished The Westworks, The Media Works and Garden House. The Gateway sits within a wider context of exciting cross-sector redevelopment, drawing in the rest of White City Place with occupiers including the Royal College of Art, Yoox Net-a-Porter and Huckletree, and the neighbouring campus for Imperial College London under development.