Holbrook House, Victoria Road – Moy Materials

Holbrook House, Victoria Road


Enkopur by Moy Materials Ltd

Plan Construction Solutions Ltd

Scheme comprised details of condition 8 (ventilation system) pursuant to planning application reference 161133OPDS dated 14/02/2017 demolition of buildings and redevelopment to construct of a part-16/ part-18/ part-24 storey building with basement for use as a student accommodation comprising 424 bedroom spaces (without clusters and studios), ground floor ancillary student accommodation and a commercial unit for flexible use classes A1, A2, A3, A5, B1 or D1 uses. Cycle parking, storage and plant space to be located predominantly at ground and basement levels. Servicing and 2 no. Disabled car parking bays on-site as well as improvements to the public realm including widening the footpath to north action station and frontages to Victoria Road and Wales Farm Road. The associated works include sewer systems, landscaping, infrastructure, enabling and access roads.
Downing secured planning permission for a 497-bed scheme located next to North Acton station. The Holbrook scheme is located in the Mayor of London’s Old Oak & Park Royal Opportunity Area and is being designed by award-winning architects Simpson, Haugh and Partners. The new building reaches 24 storeys at its highest point and the plans also deliver improved pedestrian access to North Acton station.
Its 497 student residential bedrooms are arranged in a mixture of clusters of bedrooms, studio rooms and three & four bedroom apartments. Student facilities such as cinema room, common room and games area are provided. The landscaped roof terraces allow students to relax and enjoy their temporary home.
The project was initially designed to be finished with a hot melt bitumen waterproofing system, however with only small areas of each roof / terrace being available for a segmented installation process, due to the need to use the terraces and roofs for material storage during construction works, an alternative waterproofing solution was requested by the client team.

Moy worked closely with the client team to design and specify a new cold-applied, fully reinforced liquid waterproofing solution. Moy produced a full Enkopur specification, switching the roof design from a warm to inverted system type. This enabled small sections of each rooftop and terrace to be waterproofed, tested and then insulated using EPS insulation which bore the loads associated with other trades and hard landscaping finishes.
The two terraces (23rd & 15th Floors) are a both high end hard and soft landscaped, using bespoke designed furniture and granite finished planters along with paved areas, artificial grass and decked zones. These areas provide communal space for the building occupiers.
This project showcases the flexibility of cold applied liquid waterproofing and the technology’s ability to work around other trades, site storage requirements and its advantages in completing small areas of waterproofing across complex construction sites.


EPS insulation by Jablite, Marshalls paving, CED stone for granite, Langley design for pergolas, Logic for bespoke wooden benches, Kinley for decking, IOTA for bespoke metal planters.