Kew Bridge Station Quarter is located behind the old Grade II listed Station Building on redundant railway that has been used for storage and a builders’ yard. bpr were instructed to prepare design proposals for a high-quality residential mixed-use development on land owned by Network Rail Property. These have been prepared for blocwork JV, a joint venture between Network Rail and bloc that aims to make better use of underdeveloped railway property.
bpr prepared design proposals that respond to the tight site and provide an elegant design, using curved balconies as a simple method to generate depth to the elevation. The high-quality design has led to a higher density proposal. The design offers a sustainable solution, aiming to achieve a zero carbon development through the use of solar panels, a communal boiler and high levels of insulation. Contributions will also be made to the local authority to make up for any shortfall in carbon savings and the heating system has the ability to be connected to a future district heating network.
By working closely with blocwork JV, Network
Rail, the adjoining developers and adjoining private owners, bpr have created a
design solution that maximises the potential value for all. The masterplan for the
site took into
consideration the wider context and location of Kew Bridge Railway Station. The central
space of the development provides a high-quality shared amenity
that will be used by all, and defines the quality of the new residential Quarter.
The development plans received broad support in consultation with local residents and were approved in December 2017.