Plans for 460-home build to rent scheme in West London gets green light

18 September 2020 (Last Updated September 18th, 2020 12:41)

Plans to construct 460-home build to rent scheme next to Southall station in West London has received approval from the planning authorities of Ealing Council.

Plans for 460-home build to rent scheme in West London gets green light
A new development by Southall station has secured the green light from Ealing Council. Credit: Transport for London

Plans to construct 460-home build to rent scheme next to Southall station in West London has received approval from the planning authorities of Ealing Council.

The scheme has been drawn up by Connected Living London (CLL), a partnership between the Transport for London and build to rent specialist Grainger.

Designed by Assael Architecture, the scheme will feature 460 one, two, and three-bedroom properties. Approximately 40% of the new homes will be affordable.

Established last July, Connected Living London has submitted planning applications for four schemes, which would collectively deliver 1,200 new homes besides commercial and industrial units.

The Southall scheme is the first to receive approval from the planning authorities.

This scheme will feature solar panels and air source heat pumps to reduce the impact on the local environment.

The development will offer space for walking along Park Avenue and greenery and street lighting.

As part of this scheme, a new pedestrian crossing on Park Avenue will be delivered.

CLL spokesperson and TfL head of property development Ben Tate said: “It’s fantastic to see the first of our sites at Southall get the go-ahead as part of Connected Living London.

“We can now start delivering quality rental homes that the capital desperately needs and help improve the area for the local community.

“Now more than ever, people are looking for homes that are more than just a place to sleep, and with a range of amenity spaces, including outdoor terraces and a residents’ gym, we are confident that these new homes will be a fantastic addition to Southall.”

Grainger chief executive Helen Gordon said: “We are delighted to secure our first planning resolution for Connected Living London.

“This is an exciting and important milestone for our partnership, which over the coming years is set to make a positive difference for renters and communities across London.

“In Southall we are delivering 460 superbly located homes that locals can afford, all professionally managed by our inhouse team, setting new standards for renting in the area.”