Client: Berkley First/University of West London (TVU) Our Role: Masterplanning & Architectural Design Construction: £40 million Completion: Facilities: 849 Student Residences, 221 Key Worker Apartments, 130,000 sqft Academic Teaching Space Appointment: Area: Awards: British Homes Awards Commended for Affordable Housing Project, Evening Standard New Homes Awards Winner of Best New Development in the Affordable Homes, Building Awards Winner of Major Housing Project of the Year, What House Awards Winner of Best Brownfield Development Photography:
When the Paragon scheme in Brentford won three major National Design Awards in a matter of a few months in 2007, it was clear that we had a major success on our hands. Conceived originally by residential specialists Berkeley First, this scheme provides 849 student residences arranged in 8 bedroom cluster flats as well as 221 key worker apartments and 130,000sqm of academic teaching space for University of West London.
All facilities are contained in a comprehensive development which rises to 17 storeys adjacent to the M4 flyover, at one of the most prominent routes into London. The Local Authorities, the media and many specialised institutions have acknowledged that this development had made one of the most important advances in the design of high rise student accommodation in the Country for many years.