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Mitre Yard
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Mitre Yard

  • Location London, UK
  • Status Planning approved
  • Service Architecture
  • Sector Residential
  • Area 14,900m²/160,700ft²
  • Client City and Docklands Property Group

Mitre Yard is a key brownfield site in North West London's Old Oak and Park Royal Opportunity Area. Our proposals for a new residential development here respond to the area's social and economic needs while celebrating its historic, industrial and environmental qualities.

The development includes three buildings: a courtyard block overlooking the Grand Union Canal, a street block along Scrubs Lane, and a tower that acts as a wayfinding marker on a key east-west route. Between them are two spacious lobbies and 200 apartments – including affordable provision – set above a ground floor with a variety of potential uses, from shops to offices to cafés.

We’ve designed the architecture to reference local materials and textures, including the panels, rivets and metalwork of two nearby turn-of-the-century bridges. The development's central shared outdoor space is a nod to neighbouring industrial yards, while its facades recall the brickwork and warehouse-style windows of the buildings enveloping those yards. Inside, the apartment layouts are oriented to maximise the number of dual-aspect residences.

Our proposals include two public outdoor terraces – one with an excellent view of the bridges – as well as an avenue of trees along Scrubs Lane, a key connector route. This high-quality landscaping will help animate the site and transform it into a lively, sought-after destination.

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Our aim is to unify the currently fragmented streetscape of Scrubs Lane, and to establish a vibrant and thriving community in what will be an exceptionally well-connected location.
Frank Filskow
Lead project architect, Make
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