Victoria Wharf has a landscaped courtyard created between the buildings, a benefit to the residents now living there and also providing direct access to all lower ground apartments, the main stair and lift core, as well as ancillary spaces such as cycle storage space and refuse store. A communal roof terrace overlooking the canal provides additional amenity space and includes a small gym area for residents’ use. Additionally, while the scheme is car free, all tenants receive a free Zipcar membership for the duration of their tenancy.
Prior to submission of the planning application, CGL, Alliance Planning and WCH have consulted with the Council’s Senior Planning Officers and Design Officers. To formal pre-application meetings were held with case officers. Meetings with planning, conservation and operations officers at British Waterways have been held to discuss the proposals and impacts on the canal. The application was submitted in July 2012 and permission achieved in March 2015. In addition, local residents were invited to an exhibition at a local community hall near to the site to discuss the proposals with the design team and WCH.
|Architect:||Child Graddon Lewis|
|Developer:||Westminster Community Homes|
|Site size (ha):||0.5|
|Date of completion:||25/04/2018|
|Schedule of accommodation:||21 x one-bedroom apartments and 1 x two-bedroom apartments|
|Tenure mix:||100% affordable rent|
|Size of typical home:||39|
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