Ealing Council and Galliford Try Partnerships have moved ahead with the redevelopment of Perceval House, the council’s main office building, following the signing of a development agreement.
The redevelopment will create a new mixed-use scheme at Perceval House, delivering approximately 500 new homes, alongside council offices and other community facilities. It will be worth an estimated £275 million, including 50% affordable homes, with more than half of these homes provided at social rent and London living rent.
The plans include a new council headquarters building, a new library and customer services centre, new retail premises and residential and commercial parking areas.
Galliford Try Partnerships and the Council will now consult the local community and key stakeholders on the proposals, before a planning application is submitted later in 2019.
The council say the construction of the new civic centre comes at no cost to council tax payers as the receipts from the sale of the land and residential units will offset the cost of building the new headquarters.
Councillor Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council, said: “Our offices are in a key town centre location, but at the moment we aren’t making the best use of this important site.
“These plans will deliver much needed genuinely affordable homes in our town centre, supporting our pledge of 2,500 new homes. At no cost to the council, it will also provide us with a brand-new customer service centre and library, and a smaller, more modern and cheaper to maintain and run office block.”
Stephen Teagle, Chief Executive of Galliford Try Partnerships, said: “We are very pleased to have reached this stage and look forward to working with the Council on this high-quality mixed-use scheme. It will make a significant contribution of affordable homes to the borough and will also provide a range of retail and commercial benefits.
“Our London Business Unit is currently working on a number of major regeneration projects throughout the capital and we look forward to using this expertise here in Ealing.”
It is anticipated that the scheme will be completed by 2025, subject to planning consent.