Paddington Green Police Station

Delivering new homes and open spaces in a revitalised Paddington Green

Our consented scheme for Paddington Green Police Station will revitalise this unloved corner of Central London, creating the opportunity to provide a high-quality accessible neighbourhood, delivering more homes – including 39% affordable on site – and jobs for Westminster.

The redevelopment of Paddington Green Police Station was originally submitted to Westminster City Council in March 2021 and was recommended for approval by Westminster’s Planning Officers. However, the application did not receive permission at Committee in September 2021.

Following the decision, the Greater London Authority (GLA) called in the scheme to review. The GLA then consented the scheme in March 2023.

Key Improvements

We’re proud to show these improved development proposals, which provide further benefits for the local community and borough. The key improvements we have introduced as part of our new application are:

  • Better residential quality with removal of all north facing single aspect homes.
  • Improved affordable housing – 60% social rented homes by habitable room.
  • Better public realm for residents and the local community – 53% more than the previous scheme.
  • Less impact on neighbouring schemes with better daylight/sunlight results.
  • Improved energy strategy, targeting a 60% reduction in carbon emissions.
  • Improved design with two stair cores within each block in line with emerging building regulations.

A more sustainable building

The adjusted proposals now exceed current Greater London Authority targets, improving our carbon reduction from 35% to 60% against part L.

Creating further spaces for the public

We have slimmed all of the blocks to allow more street space at ground floor for greening and improvement. This totals over 4,700sqft of additional space which is the equivalent of almost two tennis courts. 

Improving the homes we provide

Working with our architects and slimming the blocks has allowed for all single aspect north facing homes to be eliminated from the scheme and to provide a 10% increase in the number of dual and triple aspect homes.

Improving the homes around us

Our team has sought to make changes to the shape of the proposed buildings, ensuring our neighbours will have better levels of daylight and sunlight.

Providing onsite play space

By changing the design of the buildings, we have been able to create new outdoor playscapes for future residents at the junction of Paddington Green and Harrow Road.

Key benefits

556 new homes

219 (38% by habitable room) affordable homes delivered on site

A lively new neighbourhood with 1,056sqm of new cafe and retail space

Over 4,700 sqm of new public realm with significant biodiversity net gain

Car-free development

Over £20m in community infrastructure levy and S106 contributions

New green link through from Edgware Road to Paddington Green with significant new tree planting

Pedestrianised Newcastle Place – closed to vehicles with increased play provision

We would love any feedback

Prior to submitting the updated application to the GLA, we are keen to understand the thoughts of the local community.

We are holding a public exhibition and a virtual webinar where you can learn more about our plans to revitalise this unloved corner of Westminster.

Please do share your views on the proposals by responding to our feedback form.

Virtual Webinar

Tuesday 25th October
18.00 – 19.00

Public Exhibition

Tuesday 1st of November
15.00 – 19.00

Online Survey

Thank you for giving us your feedback. The survey has now closed.