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Planning granted for Ealing development will be considered for Build to Rent

MHA London has announced it has received planning for Elthorne Works in West London which will be considered for Build to Rent.

MHA London has announced that planning permission has been granted for Elthorne Works. The development is a co-location scheme on Trumpers Way, Hanwell – in the bustling and increasingly popular borough of Ealing, West London.

Allsop and Colliers International are representing MHA London in relation to this development, which has been designed by award-winning Patel Taylor Architects. The redevelopment of this underutilised industrial site is now set to provide extensive modern, light and flexible workspace, along with quality private and affordable housing for both rent and sale. It will include 205 apartments in three buildings above a podium of eight townhouses – and although it’s too early to say for definite, the agents have confirmed that Build to Rent is something they would consider for the site.

Elthorne Works development, Ealing - external view
Elthorne Works development, Ealing

“I’m delighted that we’ve been granted planning permission for this exemplar development which will provide benefits to the local community with much-needed homes, flexible workspace and new employment opportunities, in addition to enhanced public realm, car parking and cycle spaces.

“I am immensely proud of this project which has not forgotten the site’s industrial past. It is important to us that all our projects are not only commercially successful but provide a positive contribution to the neighbourhood.” 

Hossein Abedinzadeh, Founder, MHA London

Elthorne Works has been sensitively designed to reflect the industrial heritage of the site – while embracing the adjacent green space of the neighbouring park. The innovative design of this co-location scheme creatively combines quality residential and commercial use on one site – a relatively new concept which offers a unique sense of community. 

The modern industrial units on the ground floor will preserve and enhance local employment opportunities and provide a flexible commercial space, which can be easily adapted to suit individual occupier requirements. The beautifully designed apartments will have views across Elthorne Park and landscaped gardens, and each townhouse will have access to both private and communal amenity space.

Elthorne Works development, Ealing
Elthorne Works development, Ealing

Following a series of public consultation exhibitions, MHA’s respect for the local community and appreciation of the planners’ vision for the area ensured planning permission was granted for this prestigious mixed-use development – which seeks to provide a lasting positive contribution to the area.

The arrival of Crossrail 

A key strength of the development is the imminent arrival of Crossrail which will bring significantly reduced journey times for those commuting across London. The modern, super-fast commuter service stretches from Reading in Berkshire through Central London to Greenwich in the East – and it will stop at the local station, Hanwell, directly benefitting residents at Elthorne Works. Journey times between Hanwell and Bond Street will be cut from 32 minutes to 17 minutes.

“In London where land space is a premium, mixed-use developments like this one are essential in providing a range of property uses which can fit local need. Elthorne Works will provide good quality housing, while still retaining the area’s ability to provide local employment and capitalise on the soon to be opened Elizabeth Line offering fast public transport connections to central and east London.”

Andrew White, Head of Residential, Colliers International

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