To support the creation of the new food quarter offer the development will provide over 40 serviced offices for administration, communications and logistics. This will be located in close proximity to the retail and cultural offer to provide the strongest opportunity for shared benefit from the uses. Residential accommodation forms a large part of the strategic masterplan. Located above the workplace and food retail in two towers of 35 and 25 floors, standing at 114 metres and 82 metres respectively, this sustainable mix of accommodation will help to establish a whole-life community homes for families, seniors, students and young people and comprise of 376 PRS units.
The residential offer is further strengthened by the new sense of place and enhanced public realm. The Culinary Quarter will allow Daphna’s extensive list of food makers to take the next step and add to the work they do in the factories of Park Royal, providing a 21st century food production and retail concept unique to the area. Within the modern, cosmopolitan urban environment, Dephna has the vision to expand operations from an industrial experience, to an interactive, customer facing retail concept alongside the commercial kitchens. This complementary suite of mixes will enable enterprising firms to have a “one stop shop” in North Acton, but can also provide accommodation for a wide range of food or non-food SMEs.
Of the decision Scott Brownrigg CEO, Darren Comber, who designed the scheme said:
“The Culinary Quarter is an exciting new development which will provide not only a new visitor destination to London, but also much needed residential units. The elegant, high quality design of the towers, applauded by the Council will make a positive contribution on the skyline of London.”