Category Archives: Ealing

Southall Waterside apprentice scoops industry award one year on from Academy opening

The work of Kian Cleere was celebrated at the Berkeley Group Apprentice Awards on 17 October when he was crowned Best Plumbing Apprentice.  Kian, 20, works at Southall Waterside for H2O, which also won an accolade for Best Subcontractor working … Continue reading

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Wiltern refused

Amro Living’s plans for The Wiltern, a proposed 22 storey block near the Hoover Building in Ealing have been refused. The plans, designed by HTA Design’s, had attracted some local criticism, and been criticised by Historic England, which said the … Continue reading

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New Masterplan boosts housing numbers at Acton Gardens

Over 850 extra new homes will be built at the award-winning Acton Gardens development, following the adoption of a new masterplan for the site. Big changes to planning policy since the old masterplan was approved in 2012 mean that the … Continue reading

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Women propelled into construction at Southall Waterside

Berkeley, West London College (WLC) and Women Into Construction (WIC) teamed up in summer 2019 to offer women an opportunity to kick start a career in construction by hosting a four-week training programme at the West London Construction Academy (WLCA), … Continue reading

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Amro submits Perivale plans

Amro Real Estate Partners have submitted plans for a 300 home build-to-rent development on part of the Hoover building’s car park. The iconic art-deco Hoover building is owned by Tesco, and operates as a store. The site for the proposed … Continue reading

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Pubs increase in West London

Recent figures show the number of pubs in West London boroughs have increased and applications for licensed premises are on the rise. The growth in pub numbers contrasts the reported national decline and the trend for an increase in licensed … Continue reading

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Plans in for 26 storey affordable tower in West Ealing

Plans have been submitted by Southern Grove and Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing Association for a 26-storey block of flats in West Ealing, which will be 100% affordable. The site, at the junction of Manor Road, Argyle Road and Drayton Green, … Continue reading

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London is National Park City

London has become the first capital city in the world to be awarded the status of a National Park City in recognition of the capital’s open spaces, waterways and natural environment. The declaration was made by the National Park City … Continue reading

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Ealing consults on Ealing Broadway station surroundings

Ealing Council are consulting on proposals for a new civic space at Ealing Broadway designed to improve layout and accommodate commuters better. More than 40,000 people enter and exit Ealing Broadway Station every weekday – with that number set to … Continue reading

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Ealing starts work on moving modular homes

Ealing Council has begun work to relocate a set of modular flats from Southwark to Hanwell. The building, which has been purchased from the Hyde Group, will be called Chris Payne House. It will be sited near existing council properties … Continue reading

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New chapter for Acton Library

Ealing Borough Council has instructed HRH Retail to market the former Acton Library in west London for a range of commercial uses, including retail, leisure and medical. The former library is an attractive Grade II listed building in a prominent … Continue reading

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Plans in for Portal Way towers

Plans for two joined towers of 45 and 55-storeys tall in North Acton have been submitted for the site of the Holiday Inn West on Portal Way. The plans, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox for Aldau developments, would produce 702 … Continue reading

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Peabody consults on The Green in Southall

A consultation on plans to deliver new homes and employment space at The Green in Southall, Ealing, is to open. The plans, which are being brought forward by Peabody in partnership with Ealing Council, would create around 525 new homes, … Continue reading

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City & Docklands add innovative electric shuttles to Old Oak developments

City & Docklands are busy in Old Oak and Park Royal, with three current developments in the area, and while public transport improvements are on the way, they aren’t waiting around for them, and are looking at laying on their … Continue reading

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West London Construction Academy launches training and placements to help women in to construction

Berkeley, West London College (WLC) and Women Into Construction (WIC) are coming together to provide a taste of the construction industry to women who may not have previously considered a job in the sector. Participants will complete a ten-day training … Continue reading

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Aviva make double let in Ealing

Aviva Investors has made two lettings in two buildings in central Ealing. Countryside Properties has agreed to take the entire 10,000 sq ft top floor of the Aurora building (pictured).  The building is now over 90% let, with just 3,600 … Continue reading

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Southall’s new hospitality hub

Southall Manor House is being brought back to life as a new west London hub for hospitality. The Grade II listed building, the oldest in Southall, has been impressively refurbished and extended and its gardens landscaped over the last three years … Continue reading

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Network Homes buys in Park Royal

Network Homes is planning to build up to 160 affordable homes near Central Middlesex Hospital in Park Royal. Surplus NHS land, which housed a call centre and storage facility for the hospital, has been bought by Network which plans to … Continue reading

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Pitzhanger makes RIBA London list

Ealing’s Pitzhanger Manor has been given an RIBA London Award. After a three-year restoration, Pitzhanger Manor has been restored to its Soane-era splendour by Jestico + Whiles, together with heritage specialists Julian Harrap Architects. Built in 1804 as a country … Continue reading

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West London Construction Academy hosts Challenge for local schools

A two-day Construction Challenge event was held at the West London Construction Academy located on Berkeley’s Southall Waterside development. Pupils from Featherstone High School, Dormers Wells High School and Villiers High School took part in the challenge, which provided an … Continue reading

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