Real estate consultancy Concert is pleased to announce that the North Wharf Gardens project for Concierge 3 is nearing completion. Concert were involved in the pre- and post-contract work, overseeing the cost consultancy aspect of this new build development in Paddington, London. The project, which has achieved BREEAM Excellent certification, is part of the Paddington Basin Master Plan, restoring this unique location between Paddington and Edgeware Road. The project is built on a two-storey basement car park with 19 floors resting on a reinforced concrete frame.
The mixed-use space includes a major hybrid hotel and aparthotel development split between two tenants: a 393-bed Premier Inn and 249 serviced apartments for Wilde by Staycity. Additionally, there is the 240-seat Bar + Block restaurant as well as a 27,000 square foot MBS Sixth Form building, a new faculty at the nearby Marylebone Boys’ School.
Work on the project has been undertaken as part of an overall program at North Wharf Gardens which has sought to create a vibrant, residential mixed-use development offering 485 new homes, affordable commercial, retail and social and community space, including a new primary school, and a new public garden for Paddington. A theme of connectivity prevails throughout the site, with the garden having been built to provide a link between the mixed use while linking the development to the wider neighborhoods to improve social cohesion in the neighborhood.
To ensure a collaborative team approach was taken, Concert’s attitude throughout was to work cohesively with the contractor and the client’s team, incorporating brand values that pride themselves on bring harmony to every project by working in coordination with the entire project team and investing in fully understanding the client’s needs.
White Ink Architects worked alongside design and build contractor McAleer & Rushe to develop the design approved by Powell Dobson Architects. Together the consultants incorporated character elements such as a façade encompassing three types of materials: a combination of light and dark limestone and basalt cladding; metal rainscreen cladding acting as a golden element and glazed masonry units running vertically. A custom perforated sheet of aluminum adds texture to one elevation and a bronze anodized aluminum serves as a unique feature to another elevation.
The core project team was:
- Urbanist Architect – Powell Dobson Architects
- Delivery Architect – White Ink Architects
- Employer agent – GST
- Services – Hoare Lee & Caldwell Consulting
- Structural Engineer – Fairhurst & MCR Consulting
- Design & Build Contractor – McAleer & Rushe
- Fire – Michael Slattery Associates