If we want to save the high street and if we want truly mixed and animated town centres, Porter’s Edge might provide a blueprint for how this can be done.
GERARD MACCREANOR, MACCREANOR LAVINGTON ARCHITECTS
Big box retail hasn’t traditionally sat well with residential living, but we believed it was possible to create a harmonious place to live, work and play.
In partnership with Notting Hill Genesis Housing Association and designed by Maccreanor Lavington, Sellar delivered a mix of 234 private homes for rent, as well as providing a range of commercial and community spaces. Most notably, almost half the site is devoted to the public realm including open spaces, landscaped gardens, walkways, and cycle paths as well as activation of the waterside.
Porter’s Edge occupies a prime site overlooking Canada Water Dock and is centred on a vast 150,000 sq ft flagship Decathlon sports store, the largest in the UK. The outlet replaces a large warehouse store and offers so much more for local residents.
Mixed use is normally lots of housing with limited retail slotted in. Porter’s Edge is the opposite.
Porter’s Edge is a truly integrated residential led scheme; a living example of progressive, pleasurable mixed-use, across seven waterside acres.
Porter’s Edge has taken the big-box retail model and re-invented it for a dense town-centre setting, the award-winning scheme has been highly influential, setting in motion the transformation of Canada Water from an out-of-town shopping location into plans for a future vibrant new mixed-use town centre. This new look retail includes the vast 150,000 sq ft flagship Decathlon sports store, the largest in the UK.
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