Galliford Try Partnerships, Ealing Council plan mixed-use scheme in London

WCN Editorial Team 19 Feb 2019 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Galliford Try Partnerships has signed a development agreement with Ealing Council to create a new mixed-use scheme at Perceval House in London, which will deliver 470 new homes, alongside council offices and other community facilities.

The proposed development, worth around £275m, includes 50% affordable homes, of which more than half will be provided at social rent and London living rent.

Plans include a new council headquarters building, a new library and customer services centre, new retail premises and residential and commercial parking areas.

Galliford Try Partnerships and the council will consult the local community and key stakeholders on the proposals, before submitting a planning application later in 2019.

Council taxpayers will not be required to pay for the construction of the new civic centre, as the proceeds from the sale of the land and residential units will be used to build the new headquarters.

Ealing Council leader Councillor Julian Bell said: “Our offices are in a key town centre location, but at the moment we aren’t making the best use of this important site.

“These plans will deliver much-needed genuinely affordable homes in our town centre, supporting our pledge of 2,500 new homes.

“At no cost to the council, it will also provide us with a brand-new customer service centre and library, and a smaller, more modern and cheaper to maintain and run office block.”

The scheme is expected to be completed by 2025, subject to planning consent.

Galliford Try Partnerships CEO Stephen Teagle said: “We are delighted to help deliver a new civic centre and look forward to working with the council on this high-quality mixed-use scheme.

“It will make a significant contribution of affordable homes to the borough and will also provide a range of retail and commercial benefits.

“Our London team is currently working on a number of major regeneration projects throughout the capital and we look forward to using this expertise here in Ealing.”

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Image: CGI of the mixed-use scheme planned at Perceval House. Photo: Courtesy of Galliford Try.

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