RETAINED TRAVIS PERKINS
The delivery of a modern, future-proofed facilIty for Travis Perkins with a new canal side customer entrance.
The proposals increase the biodiversity of the site by over 850%, through the introduction of landscaped terraces, green roofs and ground level planting.
BOOST TO LOCAL ECONOMY
Investment in the local economy as a result of significant student spending and gross value added.
SIGNIFICANT URBAN GREENING
The proposals achieve a higher than target Urban Green Factor of 0.39, with landscape designed to integrate the canal and surrounding buildings and enhance local connectivity.
NEW MANAGED STUDENT COMMUNITY
Unite Students have 30 years experience looking after young people. All students will sign up to clear behaviour standards
HIGH QUALITY DESIGN
The delivery of a high-quality architectural design, which responds to the local context and surrounding character, and provides significant, publicly accessible landscaping.
PUBLIC REALM IMPROVEMENTS
Public realm improvements to Harrow Road and Bishops Bridge Road where narrow pavements have been increased in width and greening introduced to lessen air pollution.
NEW CANAL-SIDE PATH
Opening up of the canal-side path creating an important connection in this part of Paddington from the north of the site.
LOCAL JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Maximising local recruitment both during construction and on completion of the development, including apprentices and training opportunities.
NEW COMMUNITY SPACE
Introduction of a community space to allow social impact to the area, with potential affordable workspace and apprenticeship / higher education mentoring with local schools and Unite Student's leapskill programme endorsed by the Department for Education (DfE).
AFFORDABLE STUDENT ROOMS
Of the 768 student beds, 269 (35%) will be offered at affordable rents, targeted at those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who might not normally consider going away to university.
Provision of additional security enhancements including CCTV, 24-hour on-site security presence and appropriate lighting, creating passive surveillance through an active frontage, notably along the canal frontage and under Bishop's bridge Road.
SUSTAINABLE AND LOW CARBON
The delivery of an energy efficient and sustainable development to address climate change pressures, including a commitment to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating and utilise 100% renewable energy, resulting in a net zero carbon building.
PARKING FOR 577 CYCLES
Secure cycle parking throughout the development to encourage sustainable travel.