The redevelopment of Perceval House provides an excellent opportunity to make better use of its key town centre location, by delivering much needed new homes and improvements to the public realm and contributing to Ealing’s aspirations to create an attractive employment offer and reinvigorate the town centre.
During the competition, initial proposals were drawn up by Galliford Try (now known as Vistry Partnerships). Since then, Ealing Council and Vistry Partnerships have worked together to develop and submit the scheme. The submitted scheme includes:
A smaller fit-for-purpose council office fronting Uxbridge Road to replace the existing Perceval House.
477 new homes, including 50% affordable housing, in line with Ealing Council’s and the Mayor of London’s policy.
A modern library to replace the current Ealing Central Library.
New ground floor commercial uses.
New public spaces and access routes throughout the site.
Views from Key points around Ealing
Further views can be found in the Environmental Statement Volume 3: Townscape, Heritage and Visual impact Assessment which forms part of the planning application.
New Homes changes
|Affordable Home (by no. of bedrooms)||LAR (17th February 2021)||LAR (26th February 2021)||DMR (17th February 2021)||DMR (26th February 2021)||Total Difference|
Updated Overall Housing Mix
|Unit size||Private||London Affordable Rent (LAR)||Discount Market Rent (DMR)||Total|
The above tables show the following:
The affordable housing offer has been prepared in dialogue with the Council’s Housing department to ensure that it provides different types of affordable housing that will help to meet local housing need. All 226 of the proposed affordable homes will be offered for rent, at a range of discounts, to households earning up to £60,000 a year (meeting the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) definition of ‘genuinely affordable’ homes).
The Council will have nomination rights and the affordable homes are proposed to be secured in perpetuity.
The proposed mix of affordable homes will include 70 London Affordable Rent (‘LAR’) homes, offered at rents that are c. 35% to 45% of local market rents, for households on Ealing’s Council housing list. The remaining 156 homes will be available as intermediate Discounted Market Rent (‘DMR’), offered at between c. 50% and 65% of local market rents.
As part of the application and to minimise disruption to our neighbours and council staff, we have developed a phased programme that will allow council staff and the Customer Service Centre operations to remain on site throughout the construction process.
Development of the site from demolition to final completion of the buildings is likely to take approximately 6 years.