Salusbury Road is a new development of 34 homes in West London. The project, 40% of which will offer affordable housing, aims to respond to the needs of 21st century living whilst still celebrating the building’s noble industrial heritage.
The proposed development is characterised by a series of sensitive additions and careful alterations, including large windows to maximise internal daylight and variegated brickwork. The structure of a 1930s furniture depository is retained, along with many of its original decorative features, pilasters, frieze and window surrounds. Two new floors will be added to the building, raising it to the same height as its neighbours with homes ranging from studios to 3-bed family-sized duplexes offering an enviable variety of living spaces in a highly desirable West London location. Each home will be accessed by a series of elevated walkways set within an internal landscaped courtyard. All homes on the first three levels will also enjoy private terraces.
The building is setback along the street edge to include refined planting and the rear of the development will boast a lush communal green space and rain garden designed by landscape architects, FFLO. The concept is of a verdant landscape to be used and enjoyed: private terraces projecting out in to the communal garden; front gardens screening views to the street from the bay windows; tables of plants and pots in the communal courts. The design is loose, permeable, and fragmented at ground level with a belt of planting that surrounds the building and embeds it in the gardens.
The project explores the many ways in which a new residential project can bring a neighbourhood to life. A carefully considered approach to green space, coupled with unobstructed views over nearby Queen’s Park and Paddington Old Cemetery, will make the development a rare urban oasis.