Ealing makes South Acton choice

LB Ealing has selected a developer partner for the South Acton estate regeneration.

The Council has agreed that Countryside and London & Quadrant should be appointed to complete the next stages of the regeneration programme on the borough’s largest estate. The decision has the backing of the Developer Selection Group a body of local residents who were shown the proposals from each of the developers on the shortlist and asked for their views.

Many of the original blocks of flats in South Acton date back to the 1950, 60s and 70s.  They are considered poorly designed and do not meet the needs of today’s residents.

Work to transform the estate began a decade ago in partnership with Catalyst Communities Housing Association, which was selected to carryout the initial phases of the regeneration.  When it completes its work in summer 2012 it will have delivered 346 new homes for affordable rent and shared ownership.

Now Countryside and London and Quadrant will submit an outline planning application for the next stages of work.  Subject to legal agreements being completed and planning consent being obtained, the next major phase of work could begin as early as winter 2010.

The Cabinet also agreed to award a £458,000 contract to DDS Demolition to knock down Kipling Tower this April to help kick start the next phase of the regeneration programme.


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