Planning Approved for Major New Development in London’s Notting Hill
Approval for the development was given by RBKC in January for the new development at Newcombe House. The new development includes offices, residential, recreational and retail spaces. Andy Sturgeon Design is responsible for the public realm areas and Andy Sturgeon Design is also responsible for the green roofs and landscaped terraces on the new buildings which will further increase biodiversity in the area and will offer shading, privacy and a green haven to improve the health and wellbeing of staff and residents of the buildings.
The area is bounded by Notting Hill Gate to the north, Kensington Church Street to the east, Kensington Place to the south and the District and Circle Underground line and its associated electricity substation to the west. This lies close to Holland Park, Kensington Gardens and the many squares and gardens of the Ladbroke Conservation Area and we have an opportunity to create an ‘ecological stepping stone’ that further connects these spaces.
A large part of the development will be Notting Hill Gate Square – an open, flexible public space which will include the planting of trees and will be separated by raised planters from the busy road, thus continuing the green corridor along Notting Hill Gate Road.
The new scheme will include tree planting within the public realm and on roof terraces, the planting of pollinator friendly plants, biodiverse roofs, wildlife friendly habitats and bat and bird boxes into the scheme.