High Lane Estate regeneration moves one step closer
The £100m regeneration of the High Lane Estate in Hanwell, West Ealing, has reached a milestone with Ealing Council signing the development agreement to move the project into the next stage.
John Rowan and Partners has been supporting Ealing to develop the project since they were appointed as Employer’s Agent, Site Inspectors and Quantity Surveyor back in 2018.
The estate which is located in Hanwell and currently comprises 264 homes is a mixture of two bed maisonettes and three bed flats. Constructed in the 1970s the estate is now in poor condition, with issues of damp and mould, and an outdoor environment which needs improvement.
“This will be another great step forward in the continued regeneration of Ealing’s housing stock.”
Mash Halai, Chairman and head of the Residential Development team at John Rowan and Partners: “We are a local business built on the successful and efficient delivery of projects of this scale, ultimately we help make sure that local families get the homes they deserve, delivered on time and to budget. Our approach is to see that that regeneration schemes like this provide a whole-life benefit to both Ealing Council and the residents that will live within it.
“This will be another great step forward in the continued regeneration of Ealing’s housing stock. We have been part of the community for close to 40 years and many of these have been spent working alongside the council to deliver better housing for the local community.
“Now, like the rest of the local community, we are looking forward to seeing the plans and getting started on delivering these modern, efficient homes for the local people.”
The new proposed estate will provide over 200 affordable homes that will be a mix of council rent, London Affordable Rent and shared equity properties as part of a wider development with private sale homes, community buildings, a shop and electric charging points for electric vehicles.
Back in 2018 residents voted overwhelmingly in favour of the council’s development plan to rebuild their neighbourhood. The next stage of the project will see a detailed planning application put forward for consultation in the coming months, if successful it is hoped that work will start next year with the Phase One homes being made available to residents in the summer of 2023.
“We have committed to delivering 2,500 genuinely affordable homes by 2022, placing us in the forefront of the fight against London’s housing crisis.”
Councillor Peter Mason, the lead member for housing, planning and transformation at Ealing Council said: “We have committed to delivering 2,500 genuinely affordable homes by 2022, placing us in the forefront of the fight against London’s housing crisis. Over 200 new homes at High Lane will be let by the council at rents that are at least 40% less than you would expect to pay for a comparable private rental. All current residents are guaranteed a new home on the rebuilt estate if they want one.
“Our plans to build more and much better-quality homes at High Lane were overwhelmingly approved in a ballot of the estate’s residents in 2018 – the first by a London borough. We look forward to working with John Rowan and Partners to renew the estate.”
You don’t have to go far in Ealing to see evidence of the company’s ability to deliver major regeneration projects, with the ongoing transformation of the Green Man Lane estate just around the corner. Now in its third phase (of five) it will provide around 750 new homes when complete.
John Rowan and Partners also helped to deliver the brand-new St John’s primary school back in 2017, creating a bespoke new school for the children living in and around the Green Man Lane estate.