The final building for our Great West Quarter scheme in Brentford is granted planning by Hounslow Council.
The new mixed-use building at the north-west corner of the site will form the final piece of the jigsaw at Great West Quarter, which is already 80% complete.
The GWQ masterplan sits alongside the A4/M4 and already has a number of landmark buildings, such as the remodelled art deco Wallis House, the double-skinned tower, and a piazza building which incorporates embedded artwork from renowned artist Alison Turnbull.
This final building provides another exciting visual statement on the GWQ development. A 10-storey high green wall that sits within a striking glass atrium on the front of the building will offer a dynamic view from the flyover and surrounding roads for residents and passers-by. Each deck within the atrium will include a mix of tropical vegetation and hard landscaping. Wires linking each deck encourage plant life to flourish and grow around them. The plants within the atrium will clean and heat the air before it is circulated into the apartments.
The building comprises 83 residential units with commercial space at ground, as well as the atrium, private winter gardens and an ETFE-covered piazza. There is real emphasis to design usable engaging amenity spaces and provide a variety of tranquil environments.
The innovative design will create a unique environment for residents and visitors alike, sheltering them from the presence of the M4 corridor and providing oases of green amongst the built environment.
Work is expected to commence on the final phase in January 2014.