Plans for new council offices and 477 new homes in Ealing have been approved, after Vistry Partnerships London Developments and Ealing Council secured resolution to grant planning permission from the local planning authority for the major new scheme on Uxbridge Road. The application will now be referred to the Mayor of London and MHCLG.
Under the plans, the Council’s existing offices and car park at Perceval House will be redeveloped to create a new civic hub including smaller modern council offices, a new library, and a purpose-built Customer Service Centre.
Of the new homes, 50% will be genuinely affordable and offered in a range of tenures to meet local need, including London affordable rent and discount market rent.
They will be located within six new residential apartment buildings designed by renowned architect Patel Taylor. Major public realm improvements covering 1400 sq m will create pedestrian and cycle routes throughout the site to improve local connections. A mix of commercial spaces will be flexibly designed, including workspace, retail and leisure spaces, complementing the existing town centre and Dickens Yard.
Vistry Partnerships’ London Developments business was selected as Ealing Council’s preferred development partner for the site in 2017, following an OJEU procurement process.
The approval plans are the culmination of 18 months of pre-application engagement with Ealing Council’s planning and design officers, the GLA, Historic England and a Design Review Panel, as well as extensive engagement with the local community.
Matthew Taylor, Managing Director of Vistry Partnerships London Developments, said:
“We’re extremely pleased to move forward with these major regeneration plans, which will deliver not only new homes, but also fantastic new council offices, a new library, commercial spaces and a range of public realm improvements. Our approved proposals follow an extensive period of engagement and consultation, where we met with more than 1,800 members of the local community. Ealing Council has an ambitious and exciting vision to transform public services whilst creating new, affordable homes throughout the borough. Working in partnership, alongside world-renowned architects Patel Taylor, we’ve been able to match this ambition and we look forward to work getting underway.”