South West Lands Phase 1 forms part of the significant urban regeneration of Wembley Park in North West London – currently the largest PRS/Build to Rent project in the UK which will provide over 7,000 homes. The 85 acre masterplan development, led by Quintain, includes essential infrastructure and mixed-uses in order to create a sustainable community for people to live, work and play.
Using our knowledge of design for PRS/Build to Rent and expertise of the London residential market, White Ink worked closely with the Developer, Contractor and Design team to review, develop and optimise the design for PRS and ensure the project was financially feasible.
The 18-storey building – named ‘Ferrum’ – sits above a basement car park/podium slab structure, uses traditional brickwork on metsec framing and standing seam metal cladding. A 3-storey link building with guest lounge and gym is at Level 01.
The scheme provides 188 units (1, 2, 3 bed apartments) with private and communal landscaped roof terraces.
Ordered facades of stacked balconies and regular sized windows create a distinctive warehouse character.
Internally this concept is carried through with exposed services and concrete soffits within apartments.
The ground floor is fronted by double height retail units which activate Station Square, as well as the experience of walking between the station and Wembley Stadium.
Off-site fabrication was maximised to reduce the construction period, including bathroom pods, windows and balconies.
White Ink Architects worked with McAleer & Rushe D&B Contractors to develop the RIBA Stage 2 design by JTP and deliver this significant residential scheme.
Architectural Photography by Simon Kennedy
“White Ink Architects were always happy to engage in matters of minor detail, and that underpinned the success of this development.”
“We approached White Ink Architects following the viewing of their project – The Hill House. We felt that their careful response to working with and integration to existing buildings would be key to the success of our project. We are delighted with the openness of the new glazed extension and its ability to cross the divide between the internal and external realms.”
“White Ink Architects stood by their concept throughout design development and were able to demonstrate value when aspects of the design were challenged… such conviction has paid off… Project deliverables have met programme and quality targets.”
“They combine design flair with technical knowledge and bring the much needed element of ‘common sense’ to the design and build process.”
“They work in a collaborative and responsive way showing consideration and understanding of our functional needs, and our financial and time constraints.”
“They are always pro-active and prompt in dealing with the day to day issues that occur on a project.”
“…the refurbishment of the Whitehall Building is a feather in the cap for Sandy Row… its refurbishment breathes new life into the area.”
“White Ink Architects provided a unique and strong visual solution to this project working closely with our teams to ensure functionality was not compromised.”