Barratt London’s Great West Quarter catches Construction News’ eye


The "striking" mosaic façade on Great West Quarter features in Construction News this week

Will Mann of Construction News writes “it is hard to miss from the M4, Brentford’s Great West Quarter scheme, particularly its ‘cascade’ mosaic façade”.

Artist Alison Turnbull’s coloured mosaic façade at Barratt London’s Great West Quarter (GWQ) one of the largest pieces of public artwork in the UK. Known for her explorations of colour, order and chaos, Alison was chosen to design the art piece that now cascades down the nine-storey apartment building and onto the public piazza after a rigorous selection process. She entitled the work ‘Colour Chart Remix TW8 OGL’, the postcode where the art sits.

Sto, who installed the "striking" coloured mosaic façade at GWQ, was short listed for the Inca Awards in August. Sto comments that there were “immense practical and logistical issues, as the designed called for a different coloured render on each rectangle” - of which there were a daunting 388 different colours. However, through working closely with Barratt London the result is a successful art installation that's become a talking point for much of west London.

Barratt London’s GWQ is a highly-sustainable development that incorporates two converted and 17 new buildings. GWQ's one, two and three-bedroom apartments are set around a central piazza and communal landscaped gardens.

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