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Alison Brooks and HTA win planning for huge South Acton redevelopment

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HTA, Alison Brooks Architects and AECOM have won planning permission for the first phase of the £560 million scheme to regenerate Ealing’s largest housing estate, South Acton

Backed by Countryside Properties and L&Q, the initial tranche includes 167 homes of which 87 will be affordable.  Start on site is planned for later this year (2011) with completion expected in 2013. 

This initial planning permission, which was granted by London Borough of Ealing, also features an energy centre incorporating combined heat and power (CHP) as well as photovoltaic renewable facilities.

A second application for 130 new homes is due to be submitted in the coming months. 

Towards the end of the year an outline planning application will be submitted to cover the rest of the 16ha estate’s regeneration - a total of around 2,600 homes.

Richard Cherry, deputy chairman of Countryside Properties, said: ‘Since our selection as development partners at the beginning of the year we have worked hard with all the stakeholders to bring the first phase plans together.  It is great to see them being approved so that we can get underway on site this year. 

‘We recognise that this is an outstanding opportunity to address the physical, social and economic regeneration of not just the estate itself, but also the wider South Acton area.’

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HTA and Alison Brooks land massive South Acton redevelopment

HTA, Alison Brooks Architects and AECOM have bagged the £560 million scheme to regenerate Ealing’s largest housing estate, South Acton

The practices are part of the Countryside Properties and L&Q team, selected by the London Borough of Ealing to create almost 2,000 new homes on the 16ha site and to link it to the wider neighbourhood.

Described as an ‘urban village’, the project focuses on delivering family homes, which range in scale from to four-bedroom apartments and maisonettes to four- and five-bedroom houses.

Richard Cherry, deputy chairman of Countryside Properties, said: ‘Our over-arching vision is to transform the South Acton Estate into a highly sought after, sustainable, residential community that all residents are proud to live in. 

’ It is a genuinely unique opportunity to not only regenerate one of London’s largest housing estates, but to use the physical, social, and economic regeneration as a catalyst for improving the quality of life across a wider area.’

After consultation with residents, a masterplan is expected to be completed during the summer and a planning application submitted later this year (2010).

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