Location: Southall, West London
Status: Planning Consent Spring 2016
Size: 90,000 sq m
Capita / ESA architects, with the client’s design team, have recently gained planning consent for the five Hectare site of the former Middlesex Business Park in Southall town centre and adjacent to the forthcoming CrossRail station.
The scheme includes a large quantum of residential accommodation along with retail space, a hotel, offices and student halls configured around a hectare of new public space. New links into the town centre and a ‘green lung’ park (a central requirement of the local planning framework plan) form part of this consented scheme.
Alongside the Capita team – including planners GL Hearn – we have worked closely with the LB Ealing and the site owner to deliver the consent through a complex pre-application process with numerous important stakeholders including the GLA.
The scheme also incorporates locally listed heritage structures (including a going-concern radio station!) and preserves the potential for a new link road through the town.