North Kensington Gate

Welcome

Welcome to our website which provides information on Aurora Development Limited’s plans for the redevelopment of North Kensington Gate.

North Kensington Gate is the name given to two parcels of land located at the eastern-most boundary of the Old Oak Opportunity Area on Scrubs Lane. Aurora Developments Limited have brought forward separate but complementary plans for 93-97A Scrubs Lane (North Site) and 115-129A Scrubs Lane (South Site).

We are pleased with the OPDC Planning Committee Member's recent resolutions to approve the North Site and South Site planning applications earlier this year.

The Site

Throughout the development of the proposals, the North Kensington Gate project team met with neighbours and stakeholders through a series of meetings including a two day public exhibition to display our proposals and to receive feedback.

We are excited to be bringing forward plans for the sites and are pleased to be among the first developments to come forward in the Old Oak and Park Royal area, which is the largest regeneration site in the UK.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank our neighbours and the wider community for their feedback on the plans.

Our plans include:

  • Transformation of this part of Scrubs Lane which is mindful of the surrounding context and launches a coordinated approach to placemaking;
  • A mix of high quality new homes, including affordable housing, which London desperately needs;
  • New retail and commercial space at street level to provide active frontages on Scrubs Lane;
  • Creation of new high quality public realm through a comprehensive approach to landscaping; and
  • A landmark development of the highest standards of design at this important entrance to the Old Oak and Park Royal area.

Our Proposals

Proposal - North Site

The north site comprises the land at 93-97A Scrubs Lane and marks the junction between Scrubs Lane and Hythe Road.

The proposals are for a residential-led scheme which would provide approximately 47 new homes, including a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments to provide for a range of housing needs.

View from Scrubs Lane

The scheme will provide 165m² of commercial/retail floor space at ground floor level, alongside landscaped public realm to create an active frontage on Scrubs Lane at this important junction.

The proposals are for a single building of varying height with the southern side at 11 storeys, dropping to 4 storeys at the northern elevation.

 

Transport

Given the future public transport provision close by, it is proposed that the north site development will be ‘car-free’ with no parking provided on-site. A safe and secure cycle store for residents will be provided at the ground level with access from the street.

 

Servicing

The site will be serviced off of Scrubs Lane, a loading bay is proposed in order to bring servicing vehicles (such as refuse lorries) off of the road to minimise disruption to traffic along Scrubs Lane.

Bin storage facilities will be included at ground floor.

Ground Floor Plan

 

Landscaping

A mixture of soft and hard landscaping is proposed to contribute to the new neighbourhood along Scrubs Lane and improve the public realm. A garden terrace is proposed on the roof of the lower storey height, providing private amenity space for residents.

The site will deliver provision for a new pedestrian access to St Mary’s Catholic Cemetery which could greatly improve pedestrian connectivity with public transport links.

Roof Terrace Drawing

 

Design and Materials

The building will be brick with precast concrete lintels and deep windows to respond to the character of the adjacent warehouses. The top of the building will be articulated by a colonnade lined terrace.

Example of Brick

Design View

 

Proposal - South Site

The south site at North Kensington Gate is comprised of the land at 115-129A Scrubs Lane, north of the Mitre Bridge.

The site marks the southern gateway to the Old Oak and Park Royal area. Using high quality architecture and a taller building height, the proposals seek to deliver a landmark development to celebrate this entrance at the meeting of the Grand Union Canal and the Mitre Bridge.

CGI View from Mitre Bridge

The proposals are for a residential-led scheme which will deliver approximately 164 new homes, providing a mix of housing including one, two and three bedroom apartments to meet a range of housing needs.

The proposals include 750m² of flexible ground floor commercial/retail space, including a ground floor pavilion, creating active and engaging frontages and improved public realm on Scrubs Lane as you enter the regeneration area.

The tallest part of the building towards the south of the site is 22 storeys, dropping down to 6 storeys and 8 storeys at the north end.

 

Transport

The site is proposed to provide 32 car parking spaces for residents.

The car park will be located in the basement of the building and will be accessed by a dedicated vehicle ramp from Scrubs Lane. A separate safe and secure cycle store for residents will be provided at the ground level with access from the street.

Ground Floor plan

 

Servicing

The site will be serviced off of Scrubs Lane, a loading bay is proposed in order to bring servicing vehicles (such as refuse lorries) off of the road to minimise disruption to traffic along Scrubs Lane.

Bin storage facilities will be included in the basement floor and will be brought to the ground floor on collection days.

 

Landscaping

The building is deliberately set back from the boundary of the site to provide green space for residents’ amenity and to improve the setting of the Canadian War Memorial and the public realm on Scrubs Lane.

The addition of street trees on Scrubs Lane and flexible dual aspect commercial space will add to the character of Scrubs Lane with pedestrians able to view through the units to the garden at the rear of the building.

Landscaped terraces and green roofs are proposed on the lower floors to provide private amenity space for residents whilst contributing to the overall biodiversity of the site.

 

Design and Materials

The building has been designed to use materials sympathetic to the surrounding area, including use of masonry frames to relate to the Portland stone found within St Mary’s Cemetery and profiled metal panels within the taller element of the building to reflect the industrial character of the area immediately south of Mitre Bridge. The building will use a variety of materials and subtle variations to colours to provide an interesting street scene.

Example of Portland Stone

Design image

Our Engagement

Consultation

We met with the OPDC and the LB Hammersmith and Fulham from an early stage to discuss our proposals, and have been working with the OPDC to ensure that our plans for North Kensington Gate work within the OPDC’s Local Plan framework and guidelines for the wider Old Oak and Park Royal area and help to deliver the vision set out in the London Plan and OPDC’s Local Plan for 25,500 new homes and 65,000 new jobs.

We  met with local residents, businesses and stakeholders through individual briefings and a public exhibition in April 2016 when we consulted on our plans for North Kensington Gate.

Exhibition Photo



The Design Team

Aurora Developments Limited

Aurora Developments Limited is the development company which has been set up to promote the proposals for North Kensington Gate.

The majority shareholder of Aurora Developments Limited is PSP-Farman, a multi-national construction company with vast experience across Europe. For more details of PSP-Farman, please visit:

www.psp-farman.com.

 

Allies and Morrison

Allies and Morrison is an award-winning architecture and urban planning practice based in London. Frequently recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Awards and twice shortlisted for the Stirling Prize.

With experience of working across London and internationally, the practice’s work ranges from architecture, interior design and conservation to planning, consultation and research.

For more details and examples of their work, please visit their website:

www.alliesandmorrison.com

 

Townshend Landscape Architects

Townshend Landscape Architects is an award winning practice formed in 1988 by Robert Townshend, with an international team of landscape architects, urban designers, architects and artists.

The practice specialises in designing the landscape, urban design and public realm, and works on all aspects of a project, from inception, local authority to public consultations, planning strategies and gaining planning permissions, concept and detailed design, construction and the successful delivery of a project.

For more details and examples of their work, please visit their website:

www.townshendla.com

 

Old Oak & Park Royal Area

The North Kensington Gate sites are located at the eastern boundary of the Old Oak and Park Royal area.

The Old Oak and Park Royal area is set to be the UK’s largest regeneration project and is managed by the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC), which came into effect on April 1st 2015.

The North Kensington Gate project team has met with the OPDC and the LB Hammersmith and Fulham from an early stage to discuss our proposals. We have been working with the OPDC to ensure that our plans for North Kensington Gate work within the OPDC’s Local Plan framework and guidelines for the wider Old Oak and Park Royal area and helps to deliver the vision set out in the London Plan and OPDC’s Local Plan for 25,500 new homes and 65,000 new jobs.

For more information about the OPDC please visit their website:

https://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/organisations-we-work/old-oak-and-park-royal-development-corporation-opdc

Next Steps

The OPDC Planning Committee Member's resolved to approve the North Site and South Site planning applications earlier this year.

Further updates will be provided as they become available.

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