Norwood Yard, North Ealing

The site was a former operational yard.

H2O Role:

  • H2O commissioned Lewis & Hickey Architects to design a contemporary scheme of nine units centred around the refurbishment of the existing canal manager’s cottage.
  • H2O secured planning permission.

Waterway Wins:

  • Retention of the canal manager’s cottage, although it is not listed. This preserved the historical link to the site, and formed the focal point for the crescent shaped scheme.
  • The scheme was designed to open up the site, by use of the crescent shape, allowing open access to areas adjacent to the canal.
  • A new facilities building for the boating community will be constructed as part of the scheme.

Planning permission was granted in November 2009 and the site was sold on completion.