News: 3 January 2019Regeneration of brownfield site in Ealing gets go-ahead

A £200 million scheme that will transform an area of Southall and provide 575 new homes has been given the go-ahead by Councillors from the London Borough of Ealing Council.

The application, submitted on behalf of developers Stanhope and Network Homes, will see 6,500 sqm of brownfield land regenerated with the creation of four buildings between 15 to 23-storeys located just 100 metres from Crossrail’s new Southall railway station.

Known as Merrick Road, the scheme will include 575 homes, 2,100 sqm of offices and 424 sqm of commercial floorspace. It will also act as the gateway site to the wider regeneration of Southall Opportunity Area/Housing Zone and will sit alongside the Malgavita and Esso schemes, which Barton Willmore designed and secured consent for on behalf of Redrow Homes.

In accordance with the guidelines of the 2018 draft NPPF and Mayor’s Affordable Housing and Viability SPG, more than 170 of the new homes will be classed as affordable with a mixture of properties available as London Affordable Rent and shared-ownership. This is in response to a range of incomes within the London Borough of Ealing, and in particular Norwood Green.

Associate Planner, SinĂ©ad Morrissey said: “The Merrick Road mixed-use development is a landmark scheme in the regeneration of Southall. It will provide not only much needed affordable housing in the area, but also increased job opportunities through the construction process and more longer-term with creation of more employment space at the site.

“The proposal will also provide significant improvements to the public realm and street scene along Merrick Road and South Road, providing a distinctive marker-point and place-making development alongside Malgavita and Esso.”

Image: Cartwright Pickard

 

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