Uxbridge Business Park

Project Details

Located in northwest London, on the edge of the Green Belt and Colne Valley Regional Park, Uxbridge Business Park is an existing development set into a landscape that bridges both urban and rural environments. Macgregor Smith were tasked by our clients Arlington to reimagine and transform the Park’s communal spaces as part of a wider investment into their health and wellbeing offer, significantly improving the day to day environment for those working at the park.

Our brief was to design an engaging social space for the business park community around a new amenity clubhouse building. The landscape vision for this echoes the riparian character and fluvial forms of the nearby Sands River and Colne Valley Regional Park. Knitting this theme together with the existing, more managed landscape in the business park brings a distinct character to the space that is respectful of its context, yet exciting and dynamic for its occupants. Links over the Sands River connect to a new sports field for the park, with all-weather pitches, an informal rounders field and a running track all set within a new species rich meadow.

Design Details

  • Sometimes, less is more. A simple planting palette of Miscanthus and two varieties of Verbena swathe over lawned mounds, bringing a riparian texture to the landscape
  • White birch trees stems and vertical timber cladding on the Clubhouse work together to blend the building into its environment whilst the bright red stems of Salix alba ‘Britzensis’ make a vibrant statement during winter in the sports field
  • A sedum biodiversity roof on the Clubhouse helps soften views to the building from within the business park whilst also benefitting local ecology and wildlife
Location:

Uxbridge, Greater London

Client:

Arlington

Architect:

DN-A Architects

Engineer:

Baynham Meikle Partnership

Contractors:

BDB Design Build (Main Contractor) / Gavin Jones (Landscape Contractor)

Ecologist:

Ecology Solutions