The Merchant Square developmentcomprises six architecturally diverse buildings in total, accommodating a mix of retail, restaurant,leisure, commercial and residential functions spread over a total area of 1.8 million sq ft. The schemeincludes 559 residential units, 30% of which will be social housing. The buildings are set within a highquality public realm with a major new canal side square as its focal point.
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Breaking News - Perkins + Will Launch UK Practice
Perkins+Will has today announced the launch of its UK Practice in London to support its work on the Merchant Square development at Paddington Basin. The offices are located in the West End and will be run by Associate Principal Taidg O’Malley. Raymond S. Clark, Managing Principal of the Chicago Office, said: ‘We are delighted to have launched Perkins+Will in the UK. The genesis of this launch lies with our Chicago Office winning the Design Competition for Merchant Square Paddington. With the development gearing up to start on site, we have been building up the office, not only to service Merchant Square, but to service further projects in the UK, Europe and Middle East.’ Taidg O’Malley, appointed to head up the London office, brings more than 25 years of experience in the design and delivery of a wide range of commercial, residential, hotel and mixed use developments in the UK and Middle East.
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