13 Storey Tower Planned for Power Road

Scheme includes over 200 flats and communal workspaces

artists impression of power road co living site

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An application has been submitted for a major new development on the corner of Power Road and Gunnersbury Avenue. The project seeks to demolish the existing building at 250 Gunnersbury Avenue and redevelop the site to provide a mixed use part 11, part 12 and part 13 storey building comprising flexible workspace and co-living accommodation.

A total of 226 'co-living' units are proposed. The accommodation would feature communal eating areas, a cafe, a gym, cinema and a laundry.

Co-living is a concept similar to university accommodation but for graduates and urban professionals wanting affordable accommodation and convenient on site services.

All bills and access to amenity spaces are included within the weekly rental price, the site would have 24/7 concierge to accept deliveries etc.

Gunnersbury Avenue Twoer Block
The site to be developed at 250 Gunnersbury Avenue

There would be workspaces at ground and first floor, aimed at small and medium enterprises (SMEs), start-ups and creative industries. This is reflective of the sort of occupiers that have moved into the wider Power Road estate within the Lightbox, Power Road Studios and Chiswick Studio premises.

Abrigo Estates had formerly sought planning for a seven storey office block at this location. The site currently comprises a dilapidated 1970s 3 storey office block with parking to the rear.


The existing building has been vacant since November 2014 when the previous tenant
departed. Attempts to lease the property or progress a viable commercial redevelopment have failed, meaning the site has been left unutilised. The permission for the 8-storey office building is still live but has not been implemented.

In 2010 an application requested that the existing building at be demolished and replaced by a six storey office building with ground and basement levels set aside for a car showroom. The plans failed to materialise.

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June 23, 2019

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