The Arches

The redevelopment of the small, metal-clad commercial units that sat behind the historic Arches creates a new public frontage and green space to create a dense urban scheme alongside a new Crossrail station, acting as a catalyst for change in Southall.

“This development respects the local heritage, which has been used in the architectural design, while allowing us to create a new public frontage and green space. Alongside the principle material of brickwork, the Arches themselves have influenced the design, with their rhythm repeated across the layers of the buildings.” – Paul Joslin, Architectural Director

Project Details

The Arches themselves will be retained and have influenced the design to incorporate:

  • 176 homes
  • A new Business Centre with over 2,000 sqm of commercial space
  • Communal space including communal allotments and roof-top terrace gardens

Dating back to the 1890s, the Arches themselves will be retained and have influenced the design. Using brickwork, their rhythm is repeated across the layers of the buildings to provide consistency across the residential and commercial layers. The development will create a new Business Centre with over 2,000 sqm of commercial space alongside 176 homes and communal space, including communal allotments and roof-top terrace gardens – all of which reflect the local architectural industrial identity and heritage.