A sensitive refurbishment of

to create a Life-Sciences hub fit for the future and exciting and inclusive public spaces

Waterside House

Brockton Everlast are pleased to launch the initial round of public consultation for proposals to sensitively refurbish and upgrade Waterside House to create a sustainable and fit for the future world-class Life-Sciences Hub, alongside an exciting and inclusive public realm, and an activated ground floor with community spaces.

Our proposals present an opportunity to make significant enhancements to the wider Paddington area. In this website you can find more information about the key principles of our proposals and our vision for the site, and information on how you can participate in our public consultation and have your say on what you would like to see.

Following this initial round of public consultation, we will review the feedback received, develop our proposals and have another second 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 a word-class office building completed in 2003. Paddington has undergone significant change, and as such there is an opportunity to sensitively upgrade the building for modern requirements.
Our vision

Improved and enhanced public realm to create genuinely usable public space which engages with both the building and the canal as well as the wider Paddington Public Realm.

To deliver a programme of inclusive cultural / retail / workspace mixed uses at ground floor level at the base of the building, including affordable workspace, to provide real active frontages and genuine social value.

Sustainably retaining, adapting and extending the existing building to deliver fully lab-enabled space to attract world-leading life-science occupiers.

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

To be a catalyst for a Paddington Life Science cluster linked to neighbouring St Mary’s Hospital.

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. The existing form and its structure offers opportunity for a lab write up space within the existing form, with the new extended floor plate to support demanding technical lab space.

The team

Brockton Everlast are an experienced developer with a strong track record of delivering highly sustainable buildings and remaining the forever owners of the buildings they own.
As the forever owner of the site and a member of the Paddington Partnership, Brockton Everlast is looking to make Paddington more welcoming and accessible for people who live, work and go to school there.
The Paddington Partnership is a voluntary grouping of the main developers and companies in Paddington, working to regenerate, promote and connect across the area. Brockton Everlast are a member of the UK Green Building Council and have 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.

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 and have a second round of public consultation, ahead of submitting a planning application to update the local community.

Public Exhibition 01

Date: Wednesday 1st November
Time: 15:00 – 19:00
Location: TBC

Public Exhibition 02

Date: Saturday 4th November
Time: 15:00 – 19:00
Location: TBC

Survey

The survey will be live until Monday 6th November

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.