Farrells regeneration of Paddington Basin in West London is one of Europe’s largest and most creative masterplans which is now fully implemented. The extensive redevelopment creates a vibrant new quarter close to the City and West End and just 15 minutes from Heathrow Airport, via the Heathrow Express, making for a highly desirable commercial location. Improvements to the canal basin and surrounding infrastructure include the introduction of a range of mixed uses with cafes, bars, restaurants and retail outlets. This post industrial regeneration addressed the physical isolation of the main blocks with new links built between them and beyond, whilst opening up the hidden waterside to public access.
Six new and refurbished bridges designed by Heatherwick Studios span the canal and the fine-grained network of pedestrian routes is supported by carefully crafted public realm. The former ‘backs’ of sites have become new ‘waterfronts’. New buildings include The Point headquarters building designed by Farrells.