Clarendon Gasworks, London N8 London, UK
The Clarendon Gasworks project regenerates a former industrial estate, transforming the site into a new vibrant mixed-use neighbourhood for client, St William. Phase 3B of the project sits at the heart of the site and includes three buildings that will house 281 new homes, office space, a food store, café, community centre and residents’ facilities, which will feature a lounge, gym, spa and pool.
Proposals include an extensive and varied range of landscaped areas by LDA Design for the public and residents, including a new pocket square, a soft landscaped public garden, a wild planted podium space, and residents’ roof terraces for each building, all responding to the needs of the local community.
Phase 3B will provide an animated frontage to the main civic square within the wider masterplan, creating a ‘hub’ for the local community. The buildings are designed as three interlocking volumes, with lower-height buildings made from crafted brickwork addressing the immediate context. The taller buildings (up to 14 floors) feature a gridded façade that responds to the wider townscape, referencing the gas holders that once occupied the site. Although common in form, each of the three buildings display unique identities through subtle changes in the colours of the metal elements, which reference the site’s industrial past.
- St William Homes LLP
- 22,500 m2