Canal-side project designed to resemble award-winning first phase

Child Graddon Lewis has been given the green light for a 20-home scheme in North Kensington on the banks of the Grand Union Canal.

The scheme for housing association Westminster Community Homes, the housing arm of Westminster council, will be the second phase of the award-winning Victoria Wharf project.

CGL Victoria Wharf phase 2

How phase two will look when completed

The scheme, which will be built directly adjacent to the first phase, will consist of a four- and five-storey block containing 19 homes. The remaining home will be located in the phase one block, replacing an existing roof terrace.

Initially proposed as a block adjoining the phase one scheme but with a different design, phase two will now mimic the design of phase one’s dark grey brickwork and diamond-patterned cladding to form one large cohesive block.

The first phase of the scheme, which consisted of two blocks providing 22 affordable homes, was completed in 2017.

It received the award for small project of the year at the 2018 Building Awards, run by Building Design’s sister title, as well as a host of others.

The architect said the new scheme will contribute to the council’s goal of building 1,850 new affordable homes across the borough by 2023.

Quinn London, the main contractor of the first phase of the project, is also on the project team.