Ealing estate regeneration to go green
Outline consent has been approved for Acton Gardens, a plan involving a detailed regeneration of Ealing’s largest housing estate. Reported by constructionenquirer.com, Countryside Properties and social housing landlord L&Q were handed planning consent for 106 new homes – the first stage of the overall ‘masterplan’.
Eco-friendly building design
The overall regeneration is pencilled in as a 15-year project, which will eventually see 2,500 homes built along tree-lined streets.
One half of the total homes will be affordable, according to dcer.co.uk, and the overall regeneration has a ‘green’ focus. Parks, communal gardens and allotments, a community hub and culture and office/retail spaces are also planned as part of the project.
Built to achieve a minimum Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4
Furthermore, the homes are going to be designed as eco-friendly buildings, built to achieve a minimum Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4. This means they will be offering low-heating, power and water consumption as standard, which will help keep the area environmentally-friendly. In addition, non-domestic buildings are aspiring to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’ status.
David Montague, chief executive of L&Q, commented on the plans:
“Securing planning committee approval is a crucial milestone in the transformation of South Acton and we are extremely pleased to have been given the green light by our partners at the London Borough of Ealing.”
Author: Ashley Curtis Date Written: 26 November 2012