ground floor communal areas and a shared landscaped garden. The design of the façade has been carefully
considered in terms of massing, form and materiality to sit harmoniously within the street-scape and respond positively to the surrounding buildings. The form is
broken down vertically, set out by the gables, and
differentiated by the tone of facing brickwork.
The proposal reflects the local vernacular with variation
in roof ridge heights and pitch to add interest to the
elevation. Regular well-proportioned window openings extenuate the verticality and allow maximum daylight into the living spaces. The high quality design of the
proposal will make a positive contribution to the area and provides much needed student accommodation.
Paddington Packet Boat is a development of 65 student accommodation units in Hillingdon, West London. It was commissioned by Ground Construction Ltd and we worked on the £8m development with Nexus Planning. Approval was granted in Autumn 2022 and GCL are
currently working on the 1875m2 build.
Paddington Packet Boat was a vacant and derelict
public house close to Brunel University. It was on a tight site, on a corner plot with adjacent buildings varying in scale. Our client targeted a minimum of 60 units and
we needed to meet the London Plan and its relevant
The proposals will provide 61no. high quality student
residential units, 6 of which will be fully wheelchair
accessible, over 4 storeys. Residents will have access to