Victoria Wharf 348-352 Ladbroke Grove

St. John’s Terrace, London W10

Completion: Ongoing

Client: Westminster Community Homes


The Team:

Arita Morris

Patrick White

Andrzej Gierak


CGL’s scheme for Westminster Community Homes creates 22 affordable apartments for first time buyers.

The new development, which overlooks the Grand Union Canal and is adjacent to Ladbroke Grove in north Westminster, creates a sustainable and contemporary scheme in a highly sought after area which would normally be out of reach for first time buyers.

The design overcomes significant site constraints due to an existing gas main crossing the site, daylight/sunlight issues and the building being adjacent to the elevated section of Ladbroke Grove Bridge and the Canal. Both the Canal & River Trust and the Environment Agency have been consulted on their specific requirements for developments along this stretch of the canal.

Despite the site restrictions, each apartment has been provided with private amenity space. In addition, two communal spaces have also been created: a courtyard at the entrance level and a roof terrace on the fourth floor with long views to the east and west over the canal.

All apartments are orientated north/south, minimising the number of windows opening onto the road to avoid noise and pollution from Ladbroke Grove as well lack of privacy due to the narrow footpath and buses passing close to the buildings. This orientation also allows for views over the canal from living rooms and balconies in the south block.

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