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.

Planning History

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.

Project Team

Architect: Child Graddon Lewis
Developer: Westminster Community Homes

Development Data

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
Parking spaces: none

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