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Trellick Tower Public Realm Improvements

We have teamed up with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) and the Trellick Tower Residents’ Association to develop proposals for improvements to Trellick’s outside space and the community room and foyer inside the Tower. Alongside design aspirations for the area, we would like to build on the rich history and heritage of Trellick Tower, identifying, sharing and celebrating local people’s stories. 

We met many residents last year in order to develop plans for the outside spaces; at walk and talk sessions, conversation stalls and meetings. Through collaboration and consultation, our Landscape Architects have begun to develop a shared vision for open space improvements, drawing on feedback received during engagement. We are keen to share this with you and hear your views. 

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The design proposals focus on the external public spaces to the north and west sides of Trellick that face Meanwhile Gardens and Golborne RoadDesigns reflect Trellick’s built features and use modern-day approach to architectErno Goldfinger’s original vision; using highrise living to make space for shared outside spaces and creating a neighbourhood rich in community, local pride and healthThe proposals evolve Goldfinger’s vision by providing for Trellick’s contemporary functional needsprioritising practicality and safety; whilst improving aesthetics and reviving a sense of openness. 

What are we proposing?

Oremi Centre Entrance: 
  • Redesign the layout using a shared pedestrian/ vehicle space approach to create more open and aesthetically pleasing area 
  • Removing most of the fencing, the steep ramp, kerbs and low-level wall, and regrading the surface to improve pedestrian walking routes 
  • Remove some trees to allow remaining trees space to reach their full potential 
  • Increase cycle parking; relocatcar and motorcycle parking bays to create more space for motorcyclescars and disabled bay 
  • Replacing existing lighting lamps and adding low-level lighting bollards 
  • Improved bin store with green roof 
  • Creating ornamental planting and other greening measures 
Trellick Tower Main Entrance: 
  • Creating a welcoming street setting with a distinct area of paving to the entrance’s arrival space 
  • Introducing colourful LED linear features in paving 
  • Complimentary greening with a new feature tree in a raised planter 
  • Grouping street furniture such as cycle racks and bins 
  • Creating a bus stop shelter and seat which is unique to Trellick Tower 
Shopping parade:  
  • Distinctive and complimentary new paving design inspired by Trellick’s architecture 
  • Introducing coloured surfacing with embedded LED light features 
  • Introducing raised planters with ornamental planting 
  • Removing 2 parking bays to make space for off-street motorcycle parking bays, and more on-street cycle racks
  • Adding low-level architectural uplighting to columns and new lamps to existing street lighting

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Residents, have your say on the designs. 

We want to hear from as many members of the community as possible. Residents can share their opinions on the design and tell us what they want from the Trellick Tower Clubroom by filling in the short questionnaire before Monday 20th July 2020. 

Tell us what you think

Harmony between improvements to the outside and inside of the building (foyer and clubroom) is very important and will inform future designs. RBKC plan to continue to invest in improving Trellick Tower over the coming years. To increase the budget, we will submit funding applications for open space and internal improvements. 

How are we engaging residents? 

Due to COVID-19, further community engagement will take place remotely to ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents and staff. Sign up to our newsletter to receive regular updates about the Trellick Tower improvements. 

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Contact David Cordell with further questions:  

david.cordell@groundwork.org.uk or 07593 834 020.