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Sheldon Square

The reimagined amphitheatre at the heart of British Land’s Paddington Central site

Recently granted planning, the landscape focused proposals have an emphasis on ecology; a more dynamic layout; increased seating capacity, improved accessibility, and enhancements to the existing retail facade, creating a thriving community space and new centrepiece for the campus.

Davies Maguire identified an opportunity to use cement-free concrete ‘Wagner EFC’ within the redevelopment of the amphitheatre theatre at Sheldon Square, Paddington Central.  Over the last year we have guided the design team and British Land away from the originally proposed large format precast concrete elements, towards a more sustainable solution, driving down the embodied carbon by 79%. Construction is starting imminently and when complete the installation will be the largest architectural use of EFC concrete in the Northern Hemisphere.

British Land
Gillespies / Feix & Merlin
Paddington Central, London
Project Engineer
Nina Heavyside