Ealing’s Green Man Lane estate to receive much needed £136m regeneration
An estate in West Ealing, London, is to be transformed with high-quality new homes and community facilities after Ealing Council gave the green light to a massive £136m regeneration project. The Green Man Lane estate regeneration team, which includes local housing provider A2Dominion, developer Rydon and architect Conran & Partners, was granted outline planning permission for the masterplan and detailed planning consent for phase one of the scheme. Ealing Council’s planning committee made its decision at a meeting on 1st September 2010.
Residents, neighbours and other stakeholders have worked for over a year with the regeneration team to help shape plans for the project, giving their input into a range of areas including design, community regeneration and neighbourhood management.
Demolition will get under way in early 2011 of the estate’s 464 existing homes and a multi-storey car park, to make way for the first of 706 new flats and houses for a mixture of affordable rent, shared ownership and outright sale.
The first phase of the regeneration will include: 154 new one, two, three and four-bedroom homes split across two blocks, ranging in height from three to eight storeys; a community café, set to be run by local people; enterprise employment units and community floor space; new roads and parking spaces; play space for children; an energy centre to provide energy-efficient heating and energy to the new neighbourhood.
Paul Zara, Director at Conran & Partners, said: “The redevelopment of Green Man Lane is of vital importance both to the area and to the people that live there. The opportunity to provide high quality homes for the current residents alongside new homes for sale and rent is a great responsibility and one that we have taken very seriously. We want this to be outstanding architecture that raises the spirits of those who live there. Our aim is to set new standards in Ealing and create a place where people will be proud to be a resident.”