South West Lands Phase 1, Wembley Park, London

August 2019
McAleer & Rushe D&B Contractors

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

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