Park Royal, Buildings A & B, NW10 London, UK
Sheppard Robson was appointed by Redrow Homes to design two residential apartment blocks for private sale (Blocks A and B) in the Park Royal development. Combined, the blocks comprise 265 units with a total of 33,266m² of accommodation, forming part of the Sheppard Robson-designed First Central masterplan that also includes a block of affordable housing (Block C) that were designed by the practice.
To frame views and optimise natural light, the massing of the blocks decreases in height towards the podiums and the landscaping. While the tallest element of each building has photovoltaics on the roof, the two lower parts include wild flowers and brown roofs to encourage biodiversity. The landscape is open to residents, inviting leisure and recreation with themed greened podiums providing communal amenity space as well as play space for young children.
Two balcony types respond to the different environments surrounding the site where external facades have recessed balconies sheltering residents from the harsher urban environment while balconies overlooking the internal landscape project out from the building line.
- Redrow Homes
- 33,266 m2