shepherds bush market, london
The historic and prevalent fabric trade of Shepherd's Bush has influenced ambitious regeneration plans to reinvigorate the market’s declining prosperity. In addition to the existing railway arches and market, new leisure, retail and residential buildings are being stitched into the site. The public realm weaves paving and planting together, knitting public spaces with architecture to form a rich and vital tapestry.
Banded bricks and glass resin setts mirror fabric sample’s warp and weft to highlight vibrant events, entertainment and cafe spill out areas within the trading plane at ground level. A similar approach is adopted through a striking planting strategy. Bold stripes of planting intertwine outdoor rooms, play spaces and private terraces within the calmer environs of the elevated residential podium gardens.
The scheme provides improved trading, introduces flexible public open space and creates new homes.