Public Space and Placemaking

The Makery

The importance of public realm and safe outdoor spaces for residents and local people to enjoy is a key priority. Acknowledging that the surrounding area is bursting with culture and creativity, we want to deliver substantial new public space that balances the need for open green space, with a vibrant cultural and creative offering known as the Makery, which will be located at the northern end of the site.

The Makery will support West London’s culture and creative economy by delivering high quality public realm that will be a hub for social enterprise, cultural production and creative innovation. With the arrival of Imperial College creating a pipeline of students and entrepreneurs in biotech, brands such as L’Oréal, film and television companies such as Disney and ITV relocating to White City, there is a renewed local creative economy that is bringing together local and international talent, offering pathways of access into these future areas of work.

The Makery’s public realm will offer a stage to bring to life activity in the vicinity, drawing together its residents, commercial tenants, and neighbouring arches operators into a programmable changing environment, that everyone can enjoy at different times of day.

Supporting recreation and wellness – key features of The Makery

The Makery will be a vibrant creative public space for residents and visitors to meet, relax, play, and enjoy the food, drink and creative offers from the small businesses and organisations that will occupy its surrounding ground floor spaces.

Together, the Makery and Courtyard provide a broad variety of spaces and experiences that will respond to the seasons and to the curation and activity of the community, cultural and commercial tenants. that help the Makery become a valuable and intimate local destination.

 

Artist’s impression of the Makery looking towards Latimer Road Station

Artist’s impression of the Makery looking towards Latimer Road Station

Artist’s impression of the proposed development

Artist’s impression of the proposed development

Axis Square

Will be a programmable place, where The Makery by day will change into The Makery by night and support local cultural events and evening activities.

Green pocket

Planting and greenery will help to bring a real sense of wellbeing and relaxation to the environment.

Green pocket

Planting and greenery will help to bring a real sense of wellbeing and relaxation to the environment.

Green pocket

Planting and greenery will help to bring a real sense of wellbeing and relaxation to the environment.

Public art

The Makery will contain innovative contemporary public art.

Seating

The Makery will have imaginative seating and lighting for people to enjoy the environment.

Spill-out space

Flexible space which will support the mixture of uses within the Makery.

Arrival orchard

Signalling the arrival into the landscaped courtyard.

Connection to White City Living

The Makery has been designed to be connected on all sides and be a great meeting place, connecting residents and visitors from neighbouring developments such as White City Living and Television Centre, via the reinstated railway arches, and routes down from Wood Lane station.

Connection to White City Living

The Makery has been designed to be connected on all sides and be a great meeting place, connecting residents and visitors from neighbouring developments such as White City Living and Television Centre, via the reinstated railway arches, and routes down from Wood Lane station.

Taxi drop off

Ground floor commercial, creative and retail space

The Makery will have a variety of uses where small businesses and organisations occupy the ground floor spaces.

Ground floor commercial, creative and retail space

The Makery will have a variety of uses where small businesses and organisations occupy the ground floor spaces.

Ground floor commercial, creative and retail space

The Makery will have a variety of uses where small businesses and organisations occupy the ground floor spaces.

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