Plans have been submitted for a unique new mixed-use development, just off the Chiswick flyover in London, which would transform the area and provide a ‘a fully integrated experience-led urban environment.’
Clarkebond is providing civil, structural and geotechnical engineering services on the scheme, titled The Fourth Mile, which will feature the world’s first Technology Showcase – a model for the lean, green, clean future of electric vehicles and a showcase for cutting edge technology of the future.
There will be four main elements to the development; the technology showcase, designed to house 15-25 tech companies; three residential blocks with a total of 258 apartments, 47% of which to be affordable PRS units; retail and leisure including a boutique cinema, gym and spa and a fourteen storey, 210 bed, five-star hotel.
At the heart of the proposal is a central plaza, Hudson Square, a central, flexible public realm space for visitors, locals, community and residents including a communal amenity space for a range of uses.
A roof passenger drone landing pad on the showcase building, electric car charging points, an underground carpark, communal recreational space for home-workers, and a chef’s kitchen where food from the edible garden can be cooked, are all features of the ultra-modern development.
The ‘Fourth Mile’ is derived from the horizon being three miles away on flat terrain and therefore the fourth mile represents looking beyond the horizon. This is meant to symbolise the futuristic intent of the scheme.
If planning is approved, it is anticipated that a start date would be in 2021/22 with completion 2024/25.