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News: 27 August 2021

Designs for hanging gardens in Paddington approved by Westminster Council

We’re delighted to be working alongside Morris + Company on designs for a refreshed façade extension at 3 Sheldon Square.

Recently approved for planning by Westminster Council the scheme involves attaching a set of lightweight steel balconies to the existing elevation to create a cascade of hanging gardens and provide natural shading to office occupants.

The multi-functional balcony structure, which will be fabricated off-site, will provide 542m2 of external terrace space and 76m2 of planting over nine levels. It will hang on large cantilever beams projecting from the existing roof structure.

While providing enhanced amenity space the new balconies will reduce solar gain across the building’s façade, subsequently lowering the building’s operational carbon.

Developed for our client British Land in line with their 2030 sustainability strategy, the project is a bold reworking of the existing structure, demonstrating the significant energy efficiencies that can be made through intelligent alterations to what exists already. 

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