Friary Park Estate, Acton

Project Details

  • Regenerating 1980s social housing estate
  • A long-term project with expected completion in 2027
  • The revived estate will provide up to 990 new homes with commercial and community spaces

Friary Park is a 1980s social housing estate located adjacent to Acton Mainline station. The estate is comprised 225 severely undersized social rented homes and a poor site layout that lacks permeability, encourages anti-social behaviour and inadequate green space.

We have worked with Mount Anvil and Catalyst Housing since 2014 to secure planning permission for 990 new and replacement homes and over 1,400 sqm of non-residential floorspace. The regeneration will deliver 372 genuinely affordable homes and 618 private sale apartments. Attractively designed buildings, ranging between 3 and 24 storeys in height, supported by an enhanced public realm, playspaces, community centre and multi-use games area, will create a high-quality living environment for residents.

As lead consultants, we have worked with the local community and key stakeholders, including the GLA, TfL and the Council, to prepare a hybrid planning application that delivers the strategic vision and offers flexibility in later phases of the regeneration. A robust Environmental Statement, including an assessment of the townscape and visual effects and measures to mitigate impacts on local services and infrastructure, accompanied the submission.

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The Friary Park scheme has recently been 'Highly Commended' in the 'planning for affordable housing’ category at this year's Planning Award's 2021.