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Conran wins planning for part II of Ealing estate regeneration

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Conran and Partners has won planning for the next phase of Ealing’s Green Man Lane estates’ £155 million masterplan

The second phase of the regeneration project includes 212 new homes arranged around a series of plazas and community squares.

The majority of the homes are dual aspect and all have access to private outdoor space, with houses lining the estate’s perimeter

The masterplan for the Green Man Lane estate involves eight phases, and when completed it will provide a mix of more than 700 homes, a gym, cafes and public parks.

The first phase of the development, also completed by Conran and Partners, included more than 150 homes in two blocks ranging in height from three to eight storeys.

The scheme is being designed to meet Code for Sustainable Homes level 4. The estate receives its power from a CHP plant located in a central energy centre built as part of phase one.

Ealing’s Green Man Estate was originally constructed in 1971. The regeneration of the estate is the first in a series of projects in the London Borough of Ealing, with the scheme being used as an example of what can be done to transform communities through positive architectural design.

The architect’s view

We have continued to talk extensively to local people and to the steering group set up with the local community. Listening is important.

We have had public exhibitions and meetings and have taken on board the thoughts of the local community about what they want to see in their new neighbourhood.

Much of what we have done is getting back to the basics that make for strong community living. This second phase will build on that work even further.

For things to change in Green Man Lane, not just the environment but the perception of those living there also had to change. This has remained our ethos in creating the second phase of the development.

We have created stylish, modern homes, building on the positive feel that has surrounding phase one of the project and the sense of rebirth of an area and a community.

Community is at the heart of the Green Man Lane vision and the second phase plans include a vibrant central space for local people which will be called ‘The Central Park Gardens.’

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