It has been reaffirmed by What House that Heritage Walk is more than a stunning collection of new apartments.
The scheme, Gold Winner in the category of Best Public Realm, has become a destination where evidence of the site's proud industrial heritage is woven into its very heart along with specially commissioned public art and beautiful public realm.
As with all developments by St James, Heritage Walk features an abundance of thoughtfully designed open space and distinctive, site-specific public art. A series of text fragments by artist Alec Peever and poet Alyson Hallett can be discovered throughout fully landscaped courtyard gardens, complemented by mature trees and natural planting. A sculpture by Alison Crowther forms a focal point for the most expansive courtyard garden, testament to St James' commitment to creating places that place art and culture at their heart.
Further still, a linear park will span the length of the development, into which an artwork, entitled 'The Self-Playing Instrument of Water' is woven into the landscape as a ribbon of steel engraved with a place specific poem. The work has been created collaboratively by award-winning poet Alice Oswald, renowned designer Harry Pearce of Pentagram and specialist fabricators Millimetre.
The area now has a well-established reputation as a vibrant residential community, with an enviable offer of retail and leisure amenities already in place nearby, including the cafés, restaurants and markets of Kew Village.