Network Housing Group has started work at the Rectory Park estate, which will create 425 new homes.
Network Housing Group officially started the first two phases of its regeneration scheme for the estate in Northolt during a demolition ceremony last month. Group chief executive Helen Evans was joined by Ealing Council Leader Julian Bell, Stephen Pound MP and Mayor of Ealing Mohammad Aslam to celebrate the occasion.
Sixty-six existing properties were demolished and the community centre moved to allow the first 101 homes in the 160 home contract to commence. The approved finished scheme will increase the final number of homes on the estate by 155.
There will also be a community facility located within the Gardens area of Rectory Park and a central meeting place which aims to help strengthen the community. Phase one of the scheme is due to be completed in 2014.
Group chief executive Helen Evans said: “We will establish a community chest fund to support activities on the estate and use it to promote community cohesion by ensuring all parts of the community can benefit from what is on offer.”
The development will be owned and managed by Network Stadium Housing Association, part of Network Housing Group.
Simon Trice, Regional Director for development partner Hill Partnerships said: “The demolition of the existing blocks at Rectory Park is a milestone event for the community which will see the buildings replaced with high quality new homes, community facilities and landscaped areas.”