A sensitive refurbishment and extension of

to deliver a sustainable and modernised building, alongside exciting and inclusive public spaces

Proposed Dock Inlet Concept Sketch

Help us shape the future of Waterside House, Paddington Basin

Brockton Everlast is pleased to launch the initial round of public consultation for proposals to sensitively retain, refurbish and extend Waterside House.
Our proposals represent an opportunity to make significant enhancements to the existing world class building to secure its future as well as create genuinely accessible and welcoming public spaces for all to enjoy, at the heart of Paddington Basin. We are prioritising sustainability with the retention of over 90% of the existing building’s structure and carefully intervening and extending to secure its future. On this website you can find more information about the key principles of our proposals and our vision for the site, together with information on how you can participate in our public consultation and have your say on what you would like to see.

Our aspiration is to provide a scheme which is aligned with local priorities. Following this initial round of public consultation, we will review the feedback received, develop our proposals in response and have another round of public consultation, ahead of submitting a planning application to Westminster City Council.

Existing Building

Waterside House is located in Paddington Basin, offering a canal-side mixed commercial and retail environment. It is Marks & Spencer’s London HQ with a lease commitment to 2028 and as the forever owner Brockton Everlast is looking to secure the long term future of this building beyond this point.
Paddington has also undergone significant change, and there is an opportunity to sensitively upgrade and extend the building for modern requirements.

Our vision

To provide improved and more welcoming public spaces which engage with both the building and the canal as well as the wider Paddington public realm.

To activate the ground floor, as well as provide cultural and retail space and affordable workspace that will reflect local priorities

To sustainably retain, adapt and extend the existing building to deliver a building which can attract world-leading occupiers.

To improve the carbon efficiency of the 2003 building and eliminate fossil fuel use.

What are life sciences

The life sciences sector is among the most valuable and strategically important in the UK, critical to the country’s health, wealth and resilience. Life sciences includes a wide range of activities, making significant advancements in medicine and biology. Life sciences study living things and how they work. They ask questions about health and how our bodies function. Scientists in this field explore how life starts, grows and changes. Life sciences also look at how different creatures interact with each other and their environments. By understanding life better, we can find new ways to improve health, protect nature, and solve problems related to living things. This building can provide a range of life science uses, that will be integrated with Paddington life sciences cluster and will be sensitive to the context of the area.

The current form and its structure along with new extended floor plates could accommodate laboratories, write up space, cleanrooms, optical laboratories and automation & robotics. Our vision will act as a catalyst for the Paddington life sciences hub as well as integrate with the wider regeneration, especially St Mary’s Hospital redevelopment.

About Brockton Everlast

Brockton Everlast is an experienced developer and landlord with a strong track record of delivering highly sustainable buildings.

As the forever owner of the site and a board member of the Paddington Partnership, Brockton Everlast is looking to make Paddington more welcoming and accessible for people who live, work and visit the area. The existing building is Marks & Spencer’s London HQ with a lease commitment to 2028 and as the forever owner Brockton Everlast is looking to secure the long term future of this building beyond this point.

Waterside House will be sustainably retained, adapted and extended to deliver a future-proofed building to attract world-leading occupiers.

The Paddington Partnership (which Brockton Everlast is a board member) is a voluntary group of the main developers and landowners in Paddington, working to regenerate, promote and connect across the area. Brockton Everlast is also a member of the UK Green Building Council and has made a commitment that their entire portfolio achieves Net Zero by 2030.

Brockton Everlast is a founding supporter of The 1928 Project, which was established in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic to support St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington and the NHS Staff who work there. The project aims to provide additional support for staff wellbeing, including quality food for all 4000 people who work at the hospital, extra supplies for work areas and improved rest areas.
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The wider team

CLIENT

Brockton Everlast

Members of the UK Green Building Council and the Better Buildings Partnership, BE are committed to ensuring that their entire portfolio achieves Net Zero Carbon by 2030

ARCHITECT

RSHP

Members of the UK Green Building Council, founding signatories of Architects Declare and committed to the principles of the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge

Structural , Services, Sustainability, VT, Fire and Wind Engineer

ARUP

Certified to ISO14001, PAS 2080 and IEMA, working in partnership with Ellen Macarthur Foundation, C40 Cities, WCBSD, The Earthshot prize and Resilience City Network

LAB CONSULTANT

Buro Happold Laboratory Consulting (Abell Nepp)

Challenging energy use, water consumption and laboratory waste, encouraging the use of low energy systems, equipment and sustainable materials

Planning Consultant

Gerald Eve

Experienced across a range of schemes which re-use and adapt existing buildings

Lab Agency Consultant

Creative Places

Members of the Cambridge Cleantech network, advising on the refurbishment of Sycamore House, Stevenage, reusing an existing warehouse and spaghetti factory

Placemaking and Public Realm

AND London

Revitalising urban landscapes and creating pockets of communities proud of their neighbourhood through locally-led grass root retail, hospitality and cultural offerings

Townscape + Built Heritage Consultant

Tavernor Consultancy

Experienced in exemplar Adaptive Re-use projects, including The Standard Hotel in Kings Cross

Daylighting, Sunlighting and Rights of Light

Gordon Ingram Associates (GIA)

Understanding the levels of Daylight and Sunlight is key to delivering the higher density required in urban area, whilst limiting the impact on the surrounding area

Communication + Engagement

Concilio

Intelligence-led, creative, and strategically focussed Concilio have developed consultation and engagement strategies for some of the most high-profile developments and masterplans in the country

Spatial Accessibility Consultant

Space Syntax

Space Syntax support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by applying, developing, and disseminating outcome-oriented, human-focused approaches to the sustainable design of buildings and urban places

Transport Consultant

Transport Planning Practice (TPP)

TPP assess and mitigate impacts arising from developments, with Travel Planning seeking to promote opportunities for sustainable travel such as walking, cycling, public transport and less single-occupancy car use

Cost Consultant

Turner & Townsend alinea

alinea are a carbon neutral organisation, and are committed to reducing it’s footprint to maintain carbon neutrality for the whole firm in accordance to PAS 2060

Project Manager

Arcadis

Part of the coalition of cities, governments, businesses, investors, and educational institutions that have joined the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Race to Zero

We are keen to hear your views on our initial proposals.

Following this initial round of public consultation, we will review the feedback received, develop our proposals in response and have a second round of public consultation, ahead of submitting a planning application to update the local community.

Public Exhibition 01

Date: Saturday 25th November

Time: 10:00 – 14:00

Location: Hilton London Paddington, 146 Praed Street, London, W2 1EE

Public Exhibition 02

Date: Wednesday 29th November

Time: 15:00 – 19:00

Location: Hilton London Metropole, 225 Edgeware Road, London, W2 1JU

Survey

The survey will be live until Monday 4th December

The wider team

Thank you for participating in our public consultation

The initial round of consultation has now closed. We are currently in the process of reviewing feedback and continuing to develop our proposals in response. We will reconsult with our updated proposals in 2024 ahead of finalising our plans and submitting a planning application to Westminster City Council.

If you have any questions or feedback in the meantime, you can contact us by email at cbegg@conciliocomms.com or by phone on 0800 193 0434.