The Pollard Thomas Edwards-designed scheme provides 505 tenure-blind homes for existing and new residents in London’s fourth most populous local authority, doubling the density of Hanwell’s High Lane estate.
Homes will use photovoltaics and air source heat pumps to reduce carbon impact and resident's utility bills. The plans – anchored by a new avenue and cycle lane - also include a new community shop, cafe and hall.
Partner Carl Vann says the layout, form and appearance of west London’s Victorian terraces and mansion blocks haver strongly influenced PTE’s approach.
Speaking ahead of the planning decision, Paul Finch, chair of Ealing’s Quality Review Panel, said:
Half of the development – which includes 57 three-story terraced family homes and 448 apartments – will be for social rent. Of these, 142 will be for council tenants and 75 will be at London Affordable Rent set by City Hall. Everyone who wishes to remain in the community will be offered new homes on site.
Built in the 1960s, many of the existing homes suffer from mould, damp and chronic pipe blockages. These will be demolished during the three-phase programme which, says developer Real Place, will commence in early 2022 and complete in 2026. In a 2018 ballot, residents, who participated in an extensive engagement process, backed PTE’s plans with a 90 per cent yes vote.