OPDC gives nod to more homes on Scrubs Lane

Following on from last month’s approval by the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) for new residential development at North Kensington Gate, the Corporation has now signed off on 164 more new homes designed by Allies and Morrison for Aurora Developments.

Offering a combination of market and affordable units, the building has been designed to create a varied street scene, with the building broken into three distinctive blocks which range in heights between six and eight storeys and a tall building rising to 22 storeys. At ground level commercial and retail spaces provide continuous active frontages bringing new life to the street.

The site is located on the eastern side of Scrubs Lane and the building incorporates several elements that respond to its unique heritage in a contemporary way. The use of a white precast stone frame brings together the group of proposed buildings, reflects the materiality of the Canadian War Memorial and the Anglican Chapel both of which are made of Portland Stone. Bespoke folded aluminium panels with a variety of bronze colour shades reference the industrial legacy of the site.

It will join the North Kensington Gate South building by adding to an emerging urban fabric on Scrubs Lane. Together, the developments on both sites will mark the eastern gateway entrance into the centre of the revitalised Old Oak masterplan – one of London’s largest areas of regeneration where it is expected that 24,000 new homes will be built over the next twenty years.

Project Partner Miles Leigh said “This project is at the vanguard of new residential development in the Old Oak Opportunity Area and sets the standard for design and quality”.

The buildings are anticipated to go on site later this year.