Transport for London (TfL) has issued a Prior Information Notice through OJEU to begin the search for a development partner for sites at Bollo Lane and Ealing Common which could together deliver around 1700 homes.
TfL would look to appoint a joint venture property development partner for the multi-phased, mixed use redevelopment of the two current transport operations sites, both in Acton. The sites are within a few hundred metres of each other and, say TfL, could deliver 1700 new homes, over 2000 sqm of commercial employment space, and around 500 sqm of retail.
The 2.8ha site at Bollo Lane is the subject of a hybrid planning application submitted earlier in 2020, involving a detailed application for a 195 home block and an outline application for multiple blocks totalling 657 homes (pictured). It is directly south of Acton Town Underground Station, along the west side of Bollo Lane. It is currently occupied by a mix of operational and light industrial tenants but will be vacated prior to disposal. The development creates access to Acton Town Station via new pedestrian footway linked by a mixture of curated landscape spaces providing a what TfL describes as a “rich, connected street experience and a brand-new identity for Bollo Lane”.
The second site is north of Acton Town Station and is part of the land that makes up Ealing Common Depot. TfL say detailed pre-application advice has been given supporting a development that could deliver over 800 new homes. This 2.6ha site is north of Acton Town Underground Station. It is currently occupied by operational tenants and is home to a London Transport Museum (LTM) storage facility. The operational buildings will be vacated prior to disposal however a replacement storage facility for the LTM will need to be provided as part of the development proposals.
TfL expect Bollo Lane to come forward into the joint venture ahead of Ealing Common Depot.
At this stage TfL is seeking initial market feedback from interested parties.