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Unite & Travis Perkins Move Scheme Forward

Posted by Richard Ward in

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Plans to build hundreds of beds above a builder's merchants in Paddington are moving forward.

The development could see the Travis Perkins warehouse in Harrow Road become part of a 21-storey building, containing 900 student flats.

To be named Baltic Wharf, Travis Perkins and Unite Students are aiming to lodge plants to Westminster Council by May, with building work starting later that year.

Residents were invited to an online Q&A, in which architect James Goodfellow suggested the warehouse would be moved back against the canal to free up towpath for use by pedestrians.

The developers also indicated that the stepped design would allow it to have garden terraces on several floors.

The two companies have a history of working together and built a similar scheme in Camden, with the builder's merchant on the ground floor and a block of 563 flats above.

According to Unite Students, 35% of the rooms would be let at affordable rents, as defined by London's housing policies.