Community Consultation

The Site & Proposals

The Site

Site location map

The site is located to the southeast of the London Borough of Ealing, near to the boundary of the London Borough of Hounslow.

The site is a short walk from South Action Station and has excellent transport links, benefitting from being close to both Chiswick Park Station to the southeast of the site, and Acton Town Station to the northwest.

The site currently comprises a large, two storey shed-type building with an ancillary two-storey office block situated in the southeast corner of the structure.

Planning Context

The proposals have been informed by a team of specialist consultants including planning and engagement specialists, commercial property advisors, landscape architects, traffic consultants and townscape & heritage consultants.

The site is located at the southern-most tip of the TfL Bollo Lane Opportunity Area. The Opportunity Area was approved in January 2021 for up to 900 homes and circa 21,000 sqft commercial space. The indicative heights of the Opportunity Area developments along Bollo Lane range between 9 – 25 storeys. Our scheme is proposed at 12 storeys.

The team have also been working closely with council and Greater London Authority (GLA) Officers to develop the scheme.

The Design Approach

The proposed development will re-provide approximately 150% of the existing commercial space at the lower levels, allowing for an uplift in commercial floorspace, with much needed homes located on the upper levels.

The height of the tallest element of the proposed redevelopment is 12 storeys fronting Bollo Lane and this steps down to the rear.

Proposed scheme cross section

Commercial-led Design

The proposals will provide new high quality commercial floorspace that will support local businesses and provide employment opportunities.

Commercial strategy consultant, Andrew Sissons Consulting, has advised on the unit sizes, layout, amenities and configuration of the proposed commercial spaces.

The proposals are ideally suited to SMEs (Small, Medium-sized Enterprises) and will include the following features:

  • Commercial units will be flexible to cater for multiple configurations (small, single units, duplexes, combined units);
  • Bright, public-facing frontage; and
  • Shared, communal amenities will be provided such as WCs and conference rooms.

The commercial units will be located at lower ground and ground floor level and will form a ‘commercial arcade’.

Proposed Commercial Arcade
Flexible unit configurations

This arcade will be visible from Bollo Lane and benefit from:

  • A shared surface ‘street’ with ‘street frontage’ to create a highly visible commercial presence;
  • Large double door access from the ‘street’ to facilitate deliveries, and create an informal off-street parking option for businesses;
  • Commercial frontages with high level windows and a solid base to allow maximum flexibility for fit-out whilst offering opportunities for signage and to showcase their business; and
  • An open-ended parking bay at the end for light and air to pass through.
Proposed scheme entrance along Bollo Lane

New Homes

The proposals will provide circa 95 new homes, 35% of which will be affordable homes.

There will be a range of 1-3 bedroom homes to suit single-person households, in addition to smaller families.

The affordable housing will be a mix of shared ownership and affordable rent.

Every home will have access to private amenity space, such as a balcony or terrace.

The entrance via Bollo Lane, in addition to access to communal areas such as bins and bike storage, will be open to all residents. Shared amenity and play spaces will also be accessible to all residents and located on the stepped roofscape. This amenity space will provide a range of high quality and interesting spaces, with some of the roof top amenity spaces being linked by play features.

A private gym will be located on the 10th floor for residents to enjoy.

Indicative floor plans for typical 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats

Transport and Access

The vehicular access to the site will continue to be via Bollo Lane.

There will be separate vehicle and pedestrian accesses for improved safety.

Image showing indicative access to the site

A dedicated bike lift is proposed to access the lower ground level where bike storage for residents will be located (for approx. 151 bikes). This lift will be large enough to accommodate various types and sizes of bikes.

Commercial parking will be provided at ground level. Wheelchair parking will also be provided at ground floor level and located close to residential entrances.

Landscape Strategy

Image showing indicative landscape scheme

Appointed landscape architects, MRG Studio, are experts in creating beautiful places. The landscape strategy will include several large, shared roof terraces which can offer shared amenity / play space for residents. The total shared amenity area is approximately 529 sqm, providing 200 sqm more than the GLA requirement.

The proposals also include private terraces and quiet spaces for residents to enjoy.

Proposed Roof Plan