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The revitalisation of the South Acton neighbourhood in the London Borough of Ealing encompasses replacing 1,800 properties on the South Acton Estate with a new urban village of over 2,500 new homes with 39,400 sq ft of social and community facilities at its heart.
West Park Quarter (phase 3.2) includes the first houses at Acton Gardens and these received particular praise from the judges. Its mix of 59 private and 57 affordable houses and apartments, have been designed by architects Maccreanor Lavington. The family sized houses are designed with flexible free flowing living space featuring extensive glazing to maximise natural light. All the houses also benefit from a generously sized decked terrace or landscaped garden to the rear. The upper floor duplex penthouse apartments feature large terraces and share a landscaped courtyard garden.
The Housing Design Awards 2016, first established after the Second World War and among the most highly regarded in the property sector, are supported by the Government, the Mayor of London, RIBA, RICS and other industry bodies. Competition to win a Housing Design Award is intense with a record entry level in 2016 of over 200 schemes. Just 15 of the 95 shortlisted developments won an award. Acton Gardens had three other phases shortlisted.
Richard Cherry, Chief Executive Officer of Countryside’s Partnerships division, said: “These Housing Design Awards are a tremendous accolade for Countryside and L&Q, and all the partners involved in delivering one of the largest estate regeneration projects in the country which is delivering new homes, transforming lives and neighbourhoods. We have chosen to work with best in class partners and this award reflects the outstanding design by Maccreanor Lavington on this phase of Acton Gardens.”
Jerome Geoghegan, Group Director of Development and Sales at L&Q, says: “Congratulations to all our partners who have worked so well together to achieve these prestigious awards for Acton Gardens. These are exciting accolades for the design quality of this mixed community of stunning, light-filled homes. The new West Park Quarter will create homes for people on a whole range of incomes, from luxury penthouses to affordable family houses. It has been designed to give every home generous private outside space as well as a share of the landscaped courtyard garden, and will make an outstanding contribution to this new urban village at Acton Gardens.”
Countryside and L&Q have a track record spanning 50 years of delivering major urban regeneration projects to create mixed-use and mixed-tenure schemes in partnership with public and private sector organisations, including local authorities, other housing associations and developers, and local communities.
The transformation of South Acton in West London received an extra boost last month when planning permission was granted for Phase 6 to create 308 new homes, extensive community facilities and public open space as a key part of the Acton Gardens development.
Homes at West Park Quarter are currently available from £700,000 for a 3 bedroom duplex überhaus and from £935,000 for a 4 bedroom townhouse. The Station Square Apartments are also available from £460,000 with Help to Buy. For further sales information please visit www.actongardens.co.uk or call 020 8993 6923.
Prices correct at date of publication