Ealing Council has decided to appoint Thomas Sinden to build a new childrens’ and adults’ service centre in Greenford.
When finished, the new building, in Ravenor Farm on Oldfield Lane will accommodate around 140 council staff. Departments housed there will include community-based services for adults with learning disabilities, occupational therapy and social work teams.
Outside of office hours and at the weekend, the building will be available for community use. Two large rooms will be available to hire suitable for a range of uses such as meetings, children’s birthday parties and fitness groups.
The project is part of Ealing Council’s property strategy which aims to bring council services together into a few modern buildings that are more sustainable and cheaper to run. The new building will sit on land alongside the London Motorcycle Museum, also in Ravenor Farm. Construction work is scheduled to start towards the end of the year and the new centre is expected to open in October 2014.
Leader of Ealing Council, Councillor Julian Bell, said: “This project puts some of our most important services right at the heart of the community and creates a modern and fit for purpose building for the Ealing residents who use them. We are also creating some valuable community space and I hope that local groups and families will make the most of it. I’m looking forward to seeing the new building.”