A regeneration programme at the Westway Estate in Park Royal has begun, with the demolition of the site starting in January.
SEGRO were granted full planning consent in 2014 for the redevelopment programme on the site it wholly owns.
Working alongside Ealing Council and TfL, SEGRO will lead the regeneration of the estate which will improve the local roads, enhance public transport facilities and increase levels of security. In addition to this, six new industrial units will be built speculatively across two sites.
The long-established Westway Estate has some buildings dating back to the 1930s and is, say SEGRO, ready for modernisation. SEGRO say it is an opportunity to develop its edge-of-town urban and light industrial facilities and address the “chronic” lack of quality Grade A standard industrial and warehousing units in Park Royal.
The work on the Westway Estate is scheduled to run over two phases, with five buildings being demolished during the first. In this space, four self-contained buildings of around 5,000 sq ft and two self-contained buildings of around 12,000 sq ft will be built. All will have extended yard space to allow vehicles to manoeuvre safely.
Alan Holland, SEGRO’s Business Unit Director for Greater London, said: “Westway is a long-established estate located in the heart of Park Royal, but one that is now due for fresh investment though our extensive development and regeneration programme.
“We are seeing strong occupier demand from businesses for industrial units of 5,000 – 25,000 sq. ft. that are modern, secure and located close to central London. That’s why we have also chosen to develop new units speculatively on the Westway Estate.”
SEGRO will fund and construct a new purpose built welfare facility for London bus drivers that operate three routes from the estate, as well as an overlay bus stand during the first phase. This investment will remove the need for buses to be parked on the estate roads, which will improve safety and reduce traffic congestion.
During the second phase, SEGRO plans to introduce better security by installing CCTV cameras and constructing a road gatehouse to monitor and control access to the estate.