Community hub finished at major scheme

Fri 13 December 2019, 2:04 pm

An exciting new community hub in Acton that will deliver essential services to residents has been completed.

Ealing Council, together with developers Countryside and L&Q, held a special “topping out” as the final touches were put on the structure of the new Acton Gardens hub. 

It is part of the £600 million redevelopment of the South Acton estate, with the community hub expected to be ready for opening in autumn next year.

The new facility will contain a doctor’s surgery and a children’s nursery, as well as 160 new homes and has been designed in consultation with local residents.

It joins a new community centre, youth club, local supermarket, dental surgery and neighbourhood office which have already been created in the major regeneration works which started in 2011.

Welcoming the landmark, Ealing Council leader Julian Bell, said: “I was delighted to see the progress that has been made at Acton Gardens. Once completed, the new estate will host almost 1,300 socially rented homes, all of which will be well within the means of local people on low incomes.

“Every existing South Acton tenant who wants one of the safe, modern new flats at Acton Gardens will get one.”

He added that the council believes it is London’s most ambitious homebuilding local authority with 2,500 affordable new homes being created in the next three years.

Mike Woolliscroft, managing director, Partnerships South (West), Countryside, said the new community hub has been “shaped by local residents” and will “play a vital role in maintaining the thriving South Acton community.”

Jacqueline Esimaje-Heath, regional development director (North London), L&Q, added: “Residents at Acton Gardens will enjoy access to a wide range of facilities and services on their doorsteps, alongside generous open spaces for everyone to enjoy. We’re proud of how far we’ve come and looking forward to finishing work on the hub in 2020.”

The Acton Gardens regeneration is due to be completed in 2028, with the creation of 3,463 new homes.

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