To design Phase 2 our architects, Conran & Partners, have studied the local area and listened to residents’ preferences to create an equally strong but different identity through the use of colour and materials.
Over the entrance to the mews, a section of the building is covered in tiles, which would create a local landmark while reflecting the character of the local area. The shop fronts facing onto Portobello Road will be in glazed bricks of subtly different shades of blue and green similar to the old pubs in the area.
Metalwork also introduces colour by proposing bronze, silver and gold– coloured metal for railings, between balconies and on rooftop homes.
The council’s planners have indicated that they would be prepared to consider projecting balconies on one block, so the proposals for the front of the building facing onto the space in front of the new Venture Centre has balconies which are clad in reflective metal. The block fronting onto Wornington Road will have “winter gardens” which are glazed balconies. These changes will offer a wider variety of outdoor spaces for residents.
As you know the Catalyst Kensington Office has moved to 314b Ladbroke Grove W10 5NQ.
Work is already underway to convert the site of the old office (blue portacabin) on Portobello Road into temporary green space as part of the ongoing redevelopment of Wornington Green.
Catalyst is committed to having a local presence throughout the regeneration. We expect to be in our new office for at least five years. If you haven’t visited our new offices yet, do pop in when you get a chance!
The marketing suite at 354 Portobello Road is now closed. It was in the section of Telford House that is about to be demolished to enable us to deliver the new homes in Block 2 more quickly.
A temporary marketing suite is now in use on Munro Mews until the end of March. We will then open a show home in one of the new town houses in Block 3 which will act as the marketing suite for the town houses.
As you know, the new development has Neighbourhood Rules to ensure that high standards are maintained for all of our residents from day one.
The same rules will apply to everyone, regardless of whether they are Catalyst or private tenants, home owners or living in shared ownership properties. The rules will help to ensure that everyone is considerate to their neighbours and that the new development is a safe, clean and welcoming place for everyone that lives there.
Specific rules have been developed for balconies and window appearance (e.g. curtains). These are:
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