Westway Beacons


A previously non viable project was made possible, and life was breathed back into a plot that had remained redundant for nearly 25 years because of the noise and air pollution.


For L&Q:

  • 128 units in 5 buildings including community facilities (kidzone, IT training suite)
  • Mixed tenure including special needs
  • Built on a derelict, inhospitable site on A40 Westway
  • Enhances street scene and Conservation area beyond
  • Homes grouped around communal Winter Gardens
  • All circulation (including helical ramps) and entrances from Winter Gardens
  • Winter Gardens provide year round secure amenity space for the community
  • One of first examples of Aquifer Thermal Energy Store (ATES) in UK
  • Domestic hot and cold water also provided from aquifer
  • Energy saving measures reduce residents water/heating bills to a few pounds/week
  • Ventilation system linked to ATES filtered for external pollution from road
  • Forms a distinctive presence on Westway providing strong identity to area

Work carried out by Warren Howling while Associate Director at GSA.

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