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GARNHAM STREET

MILTON COMMON

NEW CROSS ROAD

HOLME

WESTON HALL

BYRON STREET

BEECH HILL

ST. OLAVS

MAY GURNEY

PORTAL WAY

Excellent public realm. 330 kitchens. 1500 new jobs.

Acton, London.

A ground floor of permeable public realm, street vendors and café space, with 330 kitchens sat at the upper levels. Providing 1500 jobs for the local area. A new building typology looking to reinvent the way urban environments operate from a food development, delivery and production standpoint.

It is unusual to design such a large volume of space that does not require outlook, the resultant form adopting a heavy mass, with a rigorous internal plan set on an efficient grid. This rigour is directly translated to the facade in an honest and simple arrangement, with a two storey podium addressing the streetscape and adjacent public square.

Site plan and pedestrian permeability linking in to the public square to the north

Key pedestrian routes and desire lines have informed the layout, design and orientation of both the landscaping and ground floor commercial space at Dephna. Whilst also connecting Portal Way and Wales Farm Rd, the stepped public realm which wraps the Dephna market hall also creates a space for customers and the public to congregate. The orientation of
the neighbouring proposal also creates an opportunity to shape a new ‘urban square’ which connects One Portal Way and Dephna.

Key pedestrian routes and desire lines have informed the layout, design and orientation of both the landscaping and ground floor commercial space at Dephna. Whilst also connecting Portal Way and Wales Farm Rd, the stepped public realm which wraps the Dephna market hall also creates a space for customers and the public to congregate. The orientation of
the neighbouring proposal also creates an opportunity to shape a new ‘urban square’ which connects One Portal Way and Dephna.

Full Massing, Maximise the site’s potential. A large mass.

Lift Northern Block, creating covered public realm.

Public Space, meanders beneath scheme, stitching together the existing public realm and creating a permeable streetscape

Project Info

STATUS
PLANNING TBC
TYPE
MIXED USE
LOCATION
PORTAL WAY
AREA
28,000m²

Press

DEVELOPMENT FINANCE TODAY
AUGUST 2020
ARCHITECTS' JOURNAL
SEPTEMBER 2020