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RETAINED TRAVIS PERKINS

The delivery of a modern, future-proofed facilIty for Travis Perkins  with a new canal side customer entrance.

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INCREASED BIODIVERSITY

The proposals increase the biodiversity of the site by over 850%, through the introduction of landscaped terraces, green roofs and ground level planting.

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BOOST TO LOCAL ECONOMY

Investment in the local economy as a result of significant student spending and gross value added.

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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.

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NEW MANAGED STUDENT COMMUNITY

Unite Students have 30 years experience looking after young people. All students will sign up to clear behaviour standards

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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.

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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.

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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.

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LOCAL JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Maximising local recruitment both during construction and on completion of the development, including apprentices and training opportunities.

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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).

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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.

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ENHANCED SECURITY 

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.

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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.

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PARKING FOR 577 CYCLES

Secure cycle parking throughout the development to encourage sustainable travel.