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Assael lodges plans for 2,000-home Ealing scheme

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Assael Architecture has submitted plans for a 2,000-home neighbourhood in west London

The practice handed in an application to Ealing Council for its Margarine Works scheme on the former Maypole dairy site in Southall East.

Backed by Montreaux Developments, the proposals include affordable and privately rented housing as well as a 4,000m² park.

The site is close to the Honey Monster Factory site, which was masterplanned by Allies and Morrison, Southall Crossrail station and works will include a pedestrian bridge over rail lines.

Assael’s plans include retaining the Sunrise Radio building and the façade of the Maypole Margarine factory.

The scheme would create a new district with five defined areas following consultation with the local authority, neighbouring developers and the general public.

Assael director Loren Thanyakittikul said: ‘Southall is an area undergoing rapid change, so it was important for us to maintain a strong sense of community while delivering a significant number of high-quality new homes.

‘For this project it was essential that the outline application captured the essence and aspirations of this new neighbourhood without being too prescriptive, creating a platform for the best possible scheme to come forward.’

I approved, the scheme will be delivered in phases, with a start on site planned for autumn 2019 and the first homes scheduled to be available in 2021.

Illustrative landscape masterplan

Illustrative landscape masterplan

Project data

Location Southall, Ealing
Type of project Residential-led mixed-use development
Client Montreaux Developments
Architect Assael Architecture
Landscape architect Planit IE
Planning consultant GL Hearn
Structural engineer Aecom
M&E consultant Aecom
Quantity surveyor Fulkers
Start on site Autumn 2019
Completion (Phase 1) 2021
Gross internal floor area 205,000m² (everything); 158,000m² (residential-only element)

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  • Allies and Assael. 2 of my favourite practices pulling together to help resolve the housing crisis?! West Ealing. Home of the Bayco Semi. Will we see many of those configured as 2No 4/5 bed houses or 4No 3 bed flats? How many/acre, with parking for the family saloon and shed/play house/office. £550 ea 1930. £1.5m ea 2020? All now made possible by Crossrail, not the Metropolitan Line. Sir John Betjeman would be pleased, as so would Hunter Dunn? And Honter?!

    Call me old fashioned if you like?! The flats too, will be great for the first timers and renters? With adequate parking too for the car or van. Not an Ealing comedy! IKEA furniture as well.

    Go away now guys, and come back for the planning war in September?

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  • They ruined Lewisham, Ealing is next!

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