Design

The revised design proposals have sought to maximise public benefit through the orientation and layouts of buildings. The development includes several pedestrian entry and exit points, to help enhance connectivity with the White City Living development to the north, major transport nodes and the shopping centre to the south and west.

To provide character and variation to the development, a number of building typologies have been proposed making use of interesting materials. The tallest buildings will be located at the northern end of the site aligning with council policy to create a tall building cluster with the neighbouring White City Living tower of 35 storeys to the north. At a height of 45 storeys above podium level, the tallest building, known as Block 6, is strategically located nearest to the transport hub and acts as a signpost to the adjoining hub of commercial activity in the form of the centre and a gateway into the Makery and entrance point to the new public open space.

The ‘Jewel’ building provides a unique built form to complement adjoining buildings, and will be designed to stand out and act as a feature, bringing architectural interest to the Makery.

The courtyard buildings will then stagger in height and frame the park, allowing the maximum amount of daylight and sunlight into the space for people to sit and relax as is described in the landscape section.

As part of the evolution of the design proposals over the past two years, technical consultants and their studies have informed the location of built form and building heights. The initial conclusions from these studies confirm that the daylight/sunlight and the microclimate for the proposals are acceptable, given the high-density urban location of the Westfield London Residential Phase 2 site and neighbouring developments.

Type 1: Towers

Type 1: Towers

Type 2: Courtyard Buildings

Type 2: Courtyard Buildings

Type 2: Courtyard Buildings

Type 2: Courtyard Buildings

Type 2: Courtyard Buildings

Type 3: Jewel

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Materials

Although the application is outline and all detailed design elements will be dealt with in later applications, we are giving consideration at this stage about how all elements will come together.

We are proposing using slightly different materials for the four main types of building within the development. All building types will have materials that complement in colour and have their own individual detailed design that adds interest. Some examples of materials are shown below.

  • Metal detail and joinery sample
    Metal detail and joinery
  • Vents incorporated into metal facade sample
    Vents incorporated into
    metal facade
  • Balustrades/vents incorporated into metal facade sample
    Balustrades/vents
    incorporated into metal facade
  • Metal joint feature detail sample
    Dark metal joint feature detail
  • Metal joint feature detail sample 2
    Metal joint feature detail
  • Profiled metal facade system sample
    Profiled metal facade
    system
  • Metal mesh sample
    Metal mesh
  • Vents and profiles incorporated into metal facade sample
    Vents and profiles
    incorporated into metal facade

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