Stockley Park transformed a 400 acre wasteland into an international business park – the first of its kind in the UK.
The site was originally a gravel extraction pit that became a waste tip for west London and became highly contaminated.
The masterplan for the park adopted the idea of simple pavilion buildings surrounded by a network of lakes and footpaths – a concept taken from the United States but previously untrialled in the UK. A strict design framework that all the buildings in the park had to follow forced creative responses from the architects and has resulted in innovative design.
The park has continued to evolve, with new generations of buildings and tenants attracted by its location, landscaped parkland and services – a testament to the flexibility built into the original concept and masterplan.