Dynamic and flowing

The design of No.3 Canalside Walk has been crafted to reflect the heritage of the area as well as its exciting future. Billie Lee, Director of Horden Cherry Lee Architects who has worked on the project, describes the development as “dynamic, flowing and linear”.

The team took inspiration from Paddington, a place of connections, journeys, and meetings, as well as the canal, with its flowing waters and gentle pace of life. “The canal has house boats and towpath activities like walking, cycling and running. The trains, the roads, and pedestrian links are all linear and have objects and people flowing past each other, sometimes aligning, always moving” says Billie.

These inspirations have fed into different elements of the architecture. The profiled terracotta building facade has a strong linear texture, referencing the lines of rail tracks and footpaths that intersect the area. Meanwhile, the simple glass balconies are “positioned as if they are moving across the linear facade like boats on the canal”.


Sophisticated living spaces

Billie LeeDirector



Sophisticated living spaces

The living space interior design concept is “calm contrast to the dynamic exterior”, says Billie, with warm, sophisticated materials and clean lines in each apartment to provide the perfect backdrop to your lifestyle.

Kitchens feature contemporary cabinets in muted tones, complemented by sleek hardware and timeless quartz worktops, while bathrooms are designed with warm ceramic, wood and natural marble, harmonised with thoughtful details such as recessed shelving and elegant storage.

Each element of the design is carefully considered to provide a calm oasis in the heart of a dynamic location.


A collection of 84 apartments




The rooftop Observatory


The rooftop Observatory

The rooftop Observatory incorporates a lounge, for working, relaxing, dining or enjoying a movie screening, along with a terrace and outdoor gym, all affording expansive views over the city.

At a more down to earth level, residents will enjoy a comprehensive concierge service, and access to underground car parking and a state of the art secure parcel delivery system.


The Finer Details

Interior Finishes

  • Off white matt emulsion painted plasterboard walls
  • 150mm high skirting boards painted to match walls
  • Engineered oak timber floor in reception room and hallway
  • Cut pile carpet to bedrooms
  • Bespoke fitted wardrobes and hallway cupboards. Selected apartments with walk in wardrobes
  • Designer stainless steel door furniture
  • Bespoke full height timber entrance door with multipoint locking and spy hole
  • Full height high quality doors painted to match walls



  • Bespoke designed fitted kitchen in matt lacquer
  • Soft close doors and drawers
  • Integrated under cabinet lighting
  • Quartz work surface
  • Back painted glass splashback
  • Fully integrated Siemens appliances including multifunction single oven, microwave, induction hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher and extractor
  • Instantaneous boiling water tap
  • Undermounted single bowl sink
  • Compartmentalised waste storage
  • Engineered timber floor to match living space
  • Bespoke breakfast bar joinery with integrated wine cooler to selected apartments
  • Bespoke integrated timber table to selected apartments
  • Washer dryer located in utility cupboard


Bathroom and Ensuite

  • White enamelled steel bath in family bathroom, walk in shower in master en-suite bathroom
  • Wall mounted WC with soft close toilet seat and dual flush
  • Chrome brassware and chrome accessories
  • Bath filler in bath; overhead and handheld shower in both en-suite and bathroom, all thermostatically controlled
  • Frameless glass screens to showers and baths
  • Bespoke marble vanity with undermounted white ceramic basin, deck mounted mixer tap and bespoke timber under basin storage unit
  • Mirrored wall cabinet including integrated demister, shaver socket and integrated feature lighting
  • Walls and floors finished in high quality porcelain tiles
  • Electric heated towel rails
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Ablution 1st fix to family bathroom for future installation by purchaser if desired


Windows and Lighting

  • Floor to ceiling double glazed windows with sliding doors to balconies
  • Balconies provided with bespoke glass balustrade and composite decking
  • Provision for integrated blinds in small window locations, curtain recess with curtain track installed in large window locations


Electrical and Lighting

  • 13 Amp sockets throughout
  • 5 Amp lighting sockets for connecting table and floor lamps in reception rooms and bedrooms
  • All visible socket plates in white metal incorporating USB charging in some locations. All light switches in satin nickel
  • LED dimmable lighting with master on/off switch next to the front door
  • Media plate incorporating satellite TV, digital TV, DAB and FM radio to living room and bedrooms
  • Feature pendant light fittings installed in selected apartments above breakfast bars/tables


Connected Living

  • High speed fibre to every apartment for future broadband connection
  • Data sockets wired back to utility cupboard in all Living and Bedrooms
  • Building wi-fi in Reception, Observatory Lounge and Roof Terrace
  • Estate wide high speed wi-fi along canalside


Fire and Security

  • Video door entry system
  • Ceiling mounted mains smoke and heat detection system and residential sprinklers in apartments
  • Provision to enable intruder alarm to be fitted at later date by purchaser


Communal Amenities

  • Main residents’ entrance with bespoke reception desk and concierge
  • Individual apartment post boxes located in reception
  • Automated parcel delivery and storage service
  • Two passenger lifts serving all floors
  • Network of CCTV cameras in internal and external public areas
  • 24 hour estate security
  • Secure car parking located in the basement available to purchase
  • Secure cycle parking located at ground floor
  • Resident rooftop Observatory Lounge, external terrace and outdoor gym


Mechanical Systems

  • Thermostatically controlled comfort cooling and heating system provided by fan coil units in all living rooms and bedrooms configured to enable future remote control
  • Electric underfloor heating to bathrooms
  • Whole house ventilation system incorporating heat recovery



  • 10 year NHBC build warranty
  • 999 year lease from 1995