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Work to begin on major Ealing regeneration project

Housing association Affinity Sutton has embarked on the £100 million regeneration of the Sherwood Close estate in Ealing. The scheme will provide 305 new homes, 114 of which will be affordable with the remainder for private sale.

The plans to redevelop the 1970s-built West Ealing estate have been produced in close consultation with Ealing Council and local residents, and are set to create a thriving, mixed tenure community of brand-new homes which will give residents better access to local transport connections and shopping facilities.

Lovell has been appointed as part of a £15.9 million contract to deliver the first phase of work which will involve the demolition of 69 homes on the western part of the estate, including the Archer House tower block, and the creation of 71 new homes for social rent.

The new homes will achieve a standard equivalent to Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes and will incorporate sustainable technology including living green roofs, solar panels and a centralised heating plant for the maisonettes and flats.

Kerry Kyriacou, Group Director of Development & New Business at Affinity Sutton, said: “Our appointment of Lovell marks an important first step towards this large-scale regeneration project, which is the result of excellent partnership working with the local council. We have all worked hard to produce a high-quality scheme for the existing community as well as generations to come.”

Lovell regional director Michael O’Farrell added: “Following a stringent tendering process involving the project team and residents, we are thrilled to have been chosen to deliver the first phase of this major estate transformation project. Lovell has an impressive track record in delivering complex community-focused, mixed tenure regeneration projects. Our selection by Affinity Sutton for this exciting project reinforces our reputation for delivering homes in which people want to live in and working in a way which always puts local communities first.