Westminster Council has marked the completion of the highest point of the new residential building at Dudley House, which will feature accommodation for key workers.
The regeneration project also features a new site for Marylebone Boys’ School, a church as well as commercial and retail space. The school's new building has opened with a capacity for 600 pupils, with this to increase to 840.
Cllr Rachael Robathan, Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration at Westminster City Council, commented: “Westminster is one of the most challenging environments in which to provide affordable housing but we have pledged to deliver this across all parts of the city.
“This scheme is clearly significant to our target of providing a minimum of 1,850 affordable homes by 2023 and, what with the development including Marylebone Boys School and other community facilities, is important to our objective of creating vibrant and successful neighbourhoods.”
The residential units will be in a 23-storey tower and are scheduled to be completed in May 2019 along with the church and commercial aspect of the project, which is being delivered in conjunction with Willmott Dixon Construction.
Available for intermediate rent – which means housing provided at a cost above social rent but below market levels - to those living or working in Westminster, the 197 residential units will be a mix of one and two-bedroom properties. This includes space for 36 medical staff members – in 20 of the new homes – working at King Edward VII Hospital.
25/10/2018 22:39 by Buildington
The topping out ceremony was held on the 15th of March for the new Marylebone Boys’ School, which is a part of the Dudley House development.
The £80 million scheme is located on North Wharf Road in the Paddington Basin regeneration area. The school comprises one part of the Dudley House development which, when completed, will also offer 197 new intermediate affordable homes for rent, a modern community space for the Pentecostal Church and neighbourhood improvements to local public spaces.
Occupying the southern end of the development site, the Marylebone Boys’ School is spread out over six storeys with dual aspect classrooms and a netted play area at roof level. Today a ceremonial brick was laid at the highest point of the construction and comes just nine months after works began.
Cllr Richard Holloway, Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Young People led the ceremony alongside representatives from the contractors Willmott Dixon Construction, the head teacher and pupils from Marylebone Boys’ School and the architectural designers Child Graddon Lewis.
Cllr Holloway commented: “I am delighted that the topping out ceremony of Marylebone Boys School marks the first significant milestone in the Dudley House development. Westminster City Council is committed to providing the best facilities and amenities for local residents so the school, along with the 197 intermediate affordable homes for rent as part of the scheme, ensures we meet our commitment to create successful neighbourhoods and will go a significant way to meeting Westminster City Council’s ambition to deliver 1,850 home by 2023.”
Chris Tredget, Managing Director, from the contractors Willmott Dixon added: “Willmott Dixon Construction Hitchin are thrilled to be delivering this mixed-use development right in the heart of Westminster and playing an integral part in the regeneration of the Paddington Basin. This is a great opportunity to combine our construction and housing skills to provide sustainable homes that keep costs down for residents and delivering a permanent facility for Marylebone Boys’ School with a first class learning environment for the students.”
Head teacher of Marylebone Boys’ School, Richard Ardron said: "Marylebone Boys' School is delighted to mark this significant step in the construction of our school's permanent home in Westminster. All our students and staff are looking forward immensely to learning and teaching here from September."
James Felstead, lead designer and director at Child Graddon Lewis, added: “We’re of course delighted to see our design for Dudley House now coming to life, with the topping out of the Marylebone Boys’ School marking a significant milestone towards its successful delivery. Schemes such as Dudley House offer a new vision for providing a mix of uses and we’re excited to be a part of creating that.”
28/03/2018 20:59 by Buildington
Dear Linda, please contact Westminster City Council for further details https://www.westminster.gov.uk/planning.
03/08/2015 23:01 by Buildington
Dudley House will be demolished this Autumn.
A site notice has been sent to Westminster City Council on 25th June 2015:
SITE NOTICE - PRIOR NOTIFICATION OF PROPOSED DEMOLITION at Dudley House, North Wharf Road, Paddington, London, W2 1LE. Date on which the work is to be carried out: 17 November 2015.
Source: www.westminster.gov.uk ref no 15/05753/APAD
03/08/2015 22:56 by Buildington
Westminster City Council has granted planning permission for:
Demolition of Dudley House and Nos. 139-147 Harrow Road; erection of five storey building fronting Harrow Road, a 14 storey tower and six storey building fronting North Wharf Road, comprising a total of 88 residential units (38 affordable and 50 private residential units); ground floor (Class D1) social and community use ; flexible ground floor active frontage (Class A1-A3 and A4); basement car parking,provision of shared amenity space, play area and landscaping. (Council's Own Development)
Source: Westminster City Council weekly planning list 1. April 2012. Ref. no. 11/06435/COFUL. Decision date: 30.03.12.
14/04/2012 00:13 by Buildington