South West Lands
South West Lands
Client:Quintain Ltd
Architect:John Thompson & Partners
Architect:Ryder Architects
Delivery date:2019
Location:Wembley, London
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The South West Lands project is a 900 unit residential led mixed use development at the 85-acre Wembley Park site. The project comprises 4 blocks of height varying up to 20 storeys over a single storey retail level, basement carpark and court yard space. The project is a mixed use, multi tenanted project which fulfils a mixture of tenure types. It is part of the residential led regeneration of Wembley. The scheme offers extensive residential landscaped amenity areas to the south. An amenity building is also included between the two largest towers for use by the private residents.

The design of the apartments was heavily influenced by the Life Time Homes’ requirements, the provision for the district heating system and the site-wide waste management system, Envac. These criteria were overlaid by the Architect, John Thompson and Partners, onto the prime objective, maximizing net area for each apartment.

The structural frame solution adopted by CRE8 Structures was a 225mm thick flat slab with blade columns hidden within the demise walls. This helped to maximise the net internal area of the apartments and to minimise the storey height which was important given the overall planning height restriction. Rigorous finite element analysis of the flat slabs resulted in an efficient design which minimised the tonnage of rebar required.