The latest block at Greenford Quay, Lyons Dock, completes
HTA’s masterplan for Greystar is the UK's first large-scale purpose-designed Build-to-Rent development offering a different way to live. It uses scale, with 2,118 homes consented overall (908 delivered so far), to provide higher quality housing with additional facilities not normally associated with rental housing in London. The site and buildings have been designed using a mixture of traditional and modern materials that reflect the history and heritage of the site and are robust and hard-wearing. This is a landscape-led masterplan with the early implementation of public spaces to foster the community feel and create important new links and connections. 40% of the overall masterplan will consist of pockets of green public open space, a canalside setting, play areas, new trees, a large water feature and a significant public square at the centre of the development.
Lyons Dock, the most recent block to launch as part of the Masterplan, offers tranquil views and a stunning design that blends contemporary comfort with grand interiors inspired by the historic stately homes of Greenford. Initially designed by SLCE Architects, HTA were appointed by Tide Construction and Greystar to deliver the scheme using offsite construction and an interior design package for the amenity and communal spaces. The building contains a mix of 251 apartments along with generous resident amenities such as resident lounges, meeting rooms, screen room, bar, gym, dining room and games room. Two communal podiums and a high-level roof terrace also provide welcoming green spaces where residents can relax and socialise outdoors. A generous double-height entrance sits at the North-West corner of the building by the canal, which has a grand, welcoming feel. Carefully thought-through interiors with warm timber linings guide residents into the amenity facilities and apartments. The famous Art Deco interior design led the inspiration for the block's interiors.
Lyons dock offers a beautiful setting right beside the Grand Union Canal as well as a wonderful community with residents being able to meet, socialise and foster friendships. This project is one of the great examples of where our clients benefit from the multi-disciplinary nature of HTA Design LLP.