Acton Gardens Recognised at Ealing Civic Society Awards
Acton Gardens has been highly commended at the Ealing Civic Society Award Scheme 2017. The award is for phases 3.1, 3.2 and 4, which between them have delivered 347 new homes, a new park and new local supermarket.*
Acton Gardens, already a Housing Design Award winning development in South Acton, is transforming the area with 2,500 new homes. The scheme is being delivered by a partnership between Countryside, L&Q and Ealing Council.
The redevelopment is being delivered across 11 phases, which began in 2011, and when complete in 2026 will provide 50% affordable and 25% family homes and new social and community facilities, such as the new Oaktree Community Centre, located in Central Square – the latest phase of new apartments to be released for sale.
The Ealing Civic Society Awards Scheme recognises work that benefits Ealing and the community – making the borough more attractive to live and work. They also aim to preserve the past but ensure that future buildings make its surroundings even better.
Mike Woolliscroft, Managing Director at Countryside Partnerships West London, said:
“It is wonderful for the project to be recognised in this way by the Ealing Civic Society. The Acton Gardens project is a fantastic example of what can be produced through a true partnership between professional developers, an effective local authority and an engaged community. What has been delivered to date is of a very high standard and extremely well received by residents moving locally and those that are new to the area.“
“The partnership between Countryside, L&Q and Ealing Council is committed to setting new best practice in estate regeneration through the delivery of the Acton Gardens development. The positive social outcomes of the project are far wider reaching than just great quality housing.”
Stuart Miller, Managing Director – North Region at L&Q, said:
“We are truly honoured by this commendation – testament of the vision for the development. We know the impact a new home has on quality of life and the homes at Acton Gardens are designed and built to the highest standard.
“Keeping the local community at the heart of our work, the level of local satisfaction and goodwill that Acton Gardens now benefits from, demonstrates the clear benefits of our community engagement programme from the outset.”
*Phases 3.1; 3.2; 4:
- Phase 3.1 is the site where Woolf and Wodehouse Courts were previously located and has now delivered 124 new homes. This was finished in Spring 2017. The design incorporates olive, grey and beige colour schemes and making sure the existing Ash Tree’s to the estate stay in place. The building itself is made up of four cores which are named Alacia, Westley, Ravenswood and Welbeck Court.
- Phase 3.2 is located between Osborne Road and Bollo Bridge Road, next to Berrymede Junior School, where 116 new homes were built which were occupied in Spring 2017.
- Phase 4 is located along Hanbury Road and was finished in Summer 2017 - creating 107 new homes. The building is made up of three cores which are called Trevillion, Elmond and Larkin Mansion and this phase will also include the creation of the new West Park located next to this site including a new young children’s play area set in a fully landscaped green space.