Wembley Park Gate
Location Wembley, London
Client Barratt London
Content 211 Residential Units | 815m² Commercial
The technical, planning and detailed design support they gave us was vital. They add value and have very high standards – especially in terms of detail. They protect the client’s interests and are by your side throughout the whole process.
Sam Sinniah, Head of Technical, Barratt London
For more information on this project please contact David Donachie.
Wembley Park Gate is located next to Wembley Stadium’s landmark arch in the heart of Wembley Park; one of five new neighbourhoods designated for regeneration in the London Borough of Brent’s 10 year vision for the transformation of Wembley. CZWG were commissioned in 2014 to redesign a scheme with an existing Outline Permission to increase its economy and buildability. CZWG’s redesign improved the efficiency of the residential floorplan layouts, providing an additional 43 units within fewer floors, and changed the cladding from bespoke metal to brick with completely revised elevations, providing an elegant residential block with a build cost that was brought in line with the client’s target budget. The reserved matters application was submitted in December 2014 and achieved within a very tight programme (granted April 2015) and CZWG was commissioned to lead the detailed design.
CZWG’s redesign for the development has transformed the outline parameters into a strong architectural statement. Three vertical recesses on the east and west elevations and twin projecting buttresses on the north and side elevations have the effect of dividing the building into a cluster of vertical elements. Soft buff coloured bricks contrast with the blue / grey engineering brick in the recesses, emphasizing the depth of shadows, while the abstract balcony forms add a sense of visual animation to the composition. All apartments, regardless of tenure, benefit from private amenity space (a balcony or roof terrace) and dual-aspect corner windows that capitalise on the views.